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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... "
Biographia Dramatica: Names of the dramas: M-Z. Latin plays by English ... - Page 78
by David Erskine Baker, Stephen Jones - 1812
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which is ...

English poets - 1801
...heart first set free, Bound in those icy chains by theev SONG. [In 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 men were wise to sce't, But only melancholy, 'O sweetest melancholy...
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Specimens of the early English poets, Volume 3

George Ellis - 1803
...contented lives for aye : The more he laughs the more he may. SONG. [In "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 men were wise to see't, But only melancholy, Oh sweetest melancholy...
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Specimens of the British poets

British poets - 1809
...none, Tlwt I love, and love alone. BE A UMONT and FLETCHER. SONG In the Nice Valour. JJENCE all you vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly; There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy, 0 sweetest melancholy...
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English Minstrelsy: Being a Selection of Fugitive Poetry from the Best ...

Sir Walter Scott - English poetry - 1810
...to cause our moan, Or make a heart that's like our own. VIII. MELANCHOLY. FLETCHER . 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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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper

Samuel Johnson - English poetry (Collections) - 1810
...And till there be more truth in meu, Never shoot at maids agen. THE THUD SONS. Mixed, all you vaine delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly; There's nought in this life sweet, If man were wise to scc't, . Bat oaly melancholly, 0 sweetest melancholly....
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The Gleaner: A Series of Periodical Essays

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1811
...harmonious even to modern ears, though accustomed to the studied correctness of these latter days : Hence all ye vain delights, As short as are the nights Wherein you spend your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy ; O sweetest melancholy...
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Anecdotes of the manners and customs of London from the Roman invasion to ...

James Peller Malcolm - Costume - 1811
...shall give one from the Passionate Madman from the Muses of Beaumont and Fletcher : " Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights, Wherein you spend your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy, Oh sweetest melancholy...
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Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to ...

James Peller Malcolm - Costume - 1811
...shall give one from the Passionate Madman from the Muses of Beaumont and Fletcher : " Hence all you vain delights, As short as are the nights, Wherein you spend your folly ; There's nought in this life sweet, If men were wise to see't, But only melancholy, Oh sweetest melancholy...
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The Dramatic Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: Printed from the Text, and with ...

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - Drama - 1811
...banish thee for ever. Cupid. Never, never ! I am too sure thine own. [Exit. Pta. [sings.] 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 melancholy...
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Biographia dramatica: or, A companion to the playhouse: containing ..., Volume 3

David Erskine Baker, Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones - English drama - 1812
...THE NICE VALOUR; or, The Passionate Madman. Com. by Beaumont and Fletcher. Folio, 1647; 8vo. 17/8. Scene, Genoa. This is a very indifferent play, but...Penseroso : " Hence, all ye vain delights, " As short as arc the nights " Wherein you spend your folly ! i' There 's nought in this life sweet, .'.' If men...
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