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" Go — you may call it madness, folly ; You shall not chase my gloom away. There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay. "
Poems - Page 276
by Samuel Rogers - 1845
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The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1801-11, Volume 4

English poetry - 1806
...Country, and your God I There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay. Go—you may call it madness, folly, You shall not chase my gloom away, Oh ! if you knew the pensive pleasure, That fills my bosom when I sigh, You would not rob me of a treasure,...
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The Literary Panorama, Volume 5

English literature - 1809
...Nor pollute this fair temple, Felicity's shrine. Graflon-itrtrt, JG Id May, 1808. - / . MELANCHOLY. Go— you may call it madness, folly, You shall not...my gloom away, There's such a charm in melancholy, 1 would not, if, I could, be gay. Ph ! if you knew the pensive pleasure, That fills my bosom when I...
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The panorama of wit. Exhibiting the choicest epigrams in the English language

Panorama - 1809
...hence the paradox of Fortune's reign, The fixt are gone; the uusteady still remain. CHERISHED LOVE, GO — you may call it madness, folly, You shall not chase my gloom away, There's snch a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay. Oh ! if you knew the peusive pleasure,...
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The Literary panorama, Volume 5, Issue 1809

1809
...pollute this fair temple, Felicity's shrine. Graflon-ttreH, ¡. G. id May, 1808. MELA4CHOLY. Go— yotr may call it madness, folly, You shall not chase my gloom away, There's sucn a chirm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay. Ob ! if you knew the pensive pleasure,...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 10

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1818
...ISIS.] [Sept. 1, From which there a no doubt but Rogers borrowed the following1 well-known lines: — Go, you may call it madness — folly, You shall not...knew the pensive pleasure That fills my bosom when 1 sigh, You would not rob me of a treasure, Monarchsare too poor to buy. The following sonnet is by...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 4

1819
...Sir/. Moore. From which there is no doubt bar Rogers borrowed the folio wing well-knout lines : — Go, you may call it madness— folly. You shall not chase my gloom awav» There's such a charm in ffelancft»ly I would not, if 1 could, be gay ! Oh if you knew the pensive...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 14; Volume 32

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1820
...Their greatest gratification is persistive despondency. Deaf to precept or example, they retort : — Go — you may call it madness — folly — You shall...charm in melancholy— I would not if I could, be gay 1' We must here terminate our account of this very interesting performance. The medical reader will...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 79

English literature - 1847
...stray articles were sometimes furnished by men of rank and likelihood. The well-known lines of Rogers, Go — you may call it madness, folly, You shall not...charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could be gay, &c. appeared originally in the Cabinet. Sir Thomas Lawrence, whose dalliance with the Muse, was then...
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Gaieties and Gravities: A Series of Essays, Comic Tales, and ..., Volume 1

Horace Smith - English essays - 1825 - 699 pages
...the language of Rogers — " Go, you may call it madness, folly, You shall not steal away my rest ; There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be blest. Oh if you knew the pensive pleasure That fills my bosom when I sigh, You would not rob me of...
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Gaieties and Gravities: A Series of Essays, Comic Tales, and ..., Volume 1

Horace Smith - English essays - 1825 - 699 pages
...language of Rogers — " Go, you may call it madness, folly, You shall not steal away my rest ; There 's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be blest. Oh if you knew the pensive pleasure That fills my bosom when I sigh, You would not rob me of...
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