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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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Book of Elegant Poetical Extracts

John T. Watson - Quotations - 1869 - 506 pages
...mem'ry, when she lingers on Past pleasure, turns it all to grief. From the Spanish — BOWUINQ. Oo, 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 ! ROGERS. CARE -MELANCHOLY -GLOOM....
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The tin trumpet; or, Heads and tales, for the wise and waggish; to which are ...

Horace Smith - 1869
...sort of distinction. Never could I entirely agree with the pensive poet when he exclaims — • " Go ! you may call it madness, folly, You shall not chase my griefs away, There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not if I could be gay." But I can accord with...
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The Epigrammatists: A Selection from the Epigrammatic Literature of Ancient ...

Henry Philip Dodd - Epigrams - 1870 - 587 pages
...o'er this changing scene As false and fleeting as 'tis f.iir. SAMUEL KOGEIIS. Bom 1763. Died 1855. TO . Go — you may call it madness--, folly ; You...There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I cuuld, be gay. Oh. if you knew the pensive pleasure That fills my bosom when I sigh, You would iiot...
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The Lafayette Monthly, Volume 1

1871
..."love's delicious melancholy ;" and the poet Rogers sings : "Go, you may call It madness — folly— Yon shall not chase my gloom away; There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, If I could be gay." ciety by return to a primitive mode of life, in mountain and forest is prompted to this resort by a...
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Checkmate, Volume 2

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - 1871
...Certainly / shan't try anything so hopeless as comforting a person who is resolved to be miserable. ' There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not if I could, be gay.' There's a quotation for you, as you like verses — particularly what I call moping verses." " Come,...
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A commonplace book of epigrams analytically arranged, Issue 426

Charles Stokes Carey - 1872
...Autumn her apples in thy bosom throws, And Winter clothes thee with her whitest snows. CHERISHED LOVE. Go — you may call it madness, folly, You shall not...in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay. Oh 1 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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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1875 - 772 pages
...roll ; The rising motion of an infant ray Shot glimm'ring through the cloud, and promised day. PRIOR. Go — you may call it madness, folly,— You shall...charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay ! ROGERS. Tell me, sweet lord, what is't that takes from thee Thy stomach, pleasure, and thy golden...
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Vers de Société

American poetry - 1875 - 401 pages
...dwell, O, give me the sweet shady side of Pall Mall ! CAPTAIN CHARLES MOERIS. 2.. 5 TO . /""* O — you may call it madness, folly, You shall not chase...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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 864 pages
...of Drake. * Compare Bacon, Of Adversity ; Goldsmith, The Captivity ; Wordsworth's Prelude, Book ix. Go — you may call it madness, folly ; You shall not chase my gloom away I There 's such a charm in melancholy I would not if I could be gay. Mine be a cot beside the hill...
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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 2

Sir Adolphus William Ward - English drama - 1875
...as lyrical effnsions proper. One would be reminded by Fletcher's lyric of Rogers' rather namby-pamby •There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay," were it not that Fletcher's song is in intention dramatic, which Rogers' lines are not 1 Mr. Fleay,...
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