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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 212
by Samuel Rogers - 1843 - 316 pages
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Poetry, a lecture

Frederick Hinde - 1858
...imagi6;nation, and sink into the heart. The banker-poet, SAMUEL ROGERS, thus writes on this subject:- — " 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. Oh ! if you knew the pensive...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Rogers: With a Biographical Sketch and ...

Samuel Rogers - 1860 - 460 pages
...things ! To you, unchecked, each genuine feeling flows ; For all that life endears — to you she owes. TO 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. O, if you knew the pensive pleasure...
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The last days of a bachelor, an autobiography, Volume 2; Volume 107

James McGrigor Allan - 1862
...youth, now for ever dissipated. " Go, you may call it madness, folly, You shall not chase iny grief away ; There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could be gay." When I feel my eyes suffused with tears, as I read, for the hundredth time, that most pathetic description...
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Essays and poems, selected from the literary remains of F. Hinde

Frederick Hinde - 1864 - 124 pages
...imagination, and sink into the heart. The bankerpoet, Samuel Rogers, thus writes on this subject : — " Go ! you may call it madness, folly, You shall not...gay. " Oh ! if you knew the pensive pleasure That thrills my bosom when I sigh, You would not rob me of a treasure Monarchs are too poor to buy." As...
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The Gay Science, Volume 1

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - Aesthetics - 1866 - 353 pages
...state of — 1 mind which is clearly described in the following Another , • from the quatrain : — You shall not chase my gloom away ; There's such a...charm in melancholy, I would not if I could be gay. The man is happy in his way, and clings to his melancholy mood — That sweet mood when pleasant thoughts...
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Lyra Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson - Anthologies - 1867 - 360 pages
...That law preserves the earth a sphere, And guides the planets in their course. Samuel Rogers, CCXC. TO . Go — you may call it madness, folly, You shall...charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay. O, 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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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations - 1867 - 715 pages
...itself 'Twixt heav'n and earth, like envy between man And man — and is an everlasting mist. Byron. Go, you may call it madness, folly, — You shall...charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay ! Rogers. Aa melancholy as an unbraced drum. Centlivre, Wonder, n. 1. See the strange working of dull...
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The Service of Sorrow

Lucretia Peabody Hale - Consolation - 1867 - 249 pages
...miserable contradiction as that in the Gospels. That is left to sentimental poetry to tell you — "There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay; " or it is left to modern religious tracts to pretend to. It is not the Gospel statement. But Jesus...
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A handbook of poetry. To which is added a new poetica anthology and a ...

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1868
...upon me : Distrust and heaviness sit round my heart, And apprehension shocks my tim'rous soul. OTWAY. Go ! you may call it madness, folly ; You shall not...charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay. — B.OGEBS. There is a kind of soothing sorrow Which vulgar minds can never know ; There is a feeling...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Rogers

Samuel Rogers - English poetry - 1869 - 453 pages
...a long adieu ! —Yet still, methinks, you frown on me ; Or never could I fly from you. TO Go—you may call it madness, folly ; You shall not chase my...charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay. FROM EURIPIDES. THERE is a streamlet issuing from a rock. The village-girls, singing wild madrigals,...
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