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" Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights, Wherein you spend your folly : There's nought in this life sweet If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy, O sweetest Melancholy... "
Lives of the novelists - Page 268
by sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1825
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Longer English poems, with notes, ed. by J.W. Hales

John Wesley Hales - 1872
...song in The Nice Valour, a play composed by Fletcher and some unknown person, is as follows : — " Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights, Wherein you spend your folly ! There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ; Oh, sweetest...
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Chambers's miscellany of instructive & entertaining tracts, Volume 20

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1872
...of pomp and state Buried in dust, once dead by fate. — FRANCIS BEAUMONT (1585—1616). MELANCHOLY. HENCE, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ! There 's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy ! Welcome folded...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1872 - 558 pages
...poets ; but they wear their bays with a difference. FROM THE "NICE VALOR, OR THE PASSIONATE MADMAN" Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights, Wherein you speed your folly ! There's naught in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy....
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1872 - 776 pages
...and to these, therefore, we shall confine our eitracu.» ADDRESS TO MELANCHOLY. Hence, all yon vnin delights; As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, 1 Rotor, gmTc. ' Executioner!. But...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1873 - 789 pages
...in woes, Whose cup of grief runs o'er. HENRY NEELÉ. HENCE, ALL YE VAIN DELIGHTS. HENCE, all ye Tain still upholds, a world So clothed with beauty for rebellious ! There 's naught in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy, 0, sweetest...
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Chaucer to Burns

William Stebbing - English poetry - 1913
...Sorrow calls no time that 's gone ; Violets plucked the sweetest rain Makes not fresh nor grow again ; 3 Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ! There 's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see 't, But only melancholy : Oh, sweetest...
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The Elizabethan Lyrists and Their Poetry

Amy Cruse - English poetry - 1913 - 147 pages
...slide, And kiss him into slumbers like a bride ! HENCE, ALL YOU VAIN DELIGHTS (From " The Nice Valour ") Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ! There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, But only melancholy ; O sweetest melancholy...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...eternally, And Death shall be no more: Death, thou shalt die ! JOHN FLETCHER (1579-1625) SWEETEST MELANCHOLY rbler, whose sweet breath Preluded thos ! There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, 5 But only melancholy; O sweetest melancholy...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 889 pages
...of pomp and state Buried in dust, once dead by fate. JOHN FLETCHER (1679-1626) SWEETEST MELANCHOLY Hence, all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly! There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, 5 But only melancholy; O sweetest melancholy!...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892).

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...more : Death, thou shall die ! 1 the she of II. 14, 17 JOHN FLETCHER (1579-1625) SWEETEST MELANCHOLY ! There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to see't, 5 But only melancholy ; O sweetest...
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