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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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The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Volume 73

Medicine - 1895
...receive the least benefit remind one, when asked why they do not take treatment, of Rogers' lines : "Go ! you may call it madness, folly, You shall not chase my grief away ; There's such a joy in melancholy I would not, if I could, be gay." 552 Communications....
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1896 - 772 pages
...roll ; The rising motion of an infant ray Shot glitnm'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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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

Mottoes - 1896 - 1178 pages
...Johnson. 1777. Moping melancholy, And moon-struck madness. . MILTON — Paradise Lost. Bk. XI. L. 485. Go — you may call it madness, folly, You shall not...charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay ! /. SAM'L ROGERS— To . St. 1. Oh, if you knew the pensive pleasure That fills my bosom when I sigh,...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry

Charles Mackay - English poetry - 1896 - 633 pages
...never fail, Mall hind me to my native vale. MELANCHOLY. Go ! you may call it madness, folly — Yon shall not chase my gloom away ; There's such a charm in melancholy, 1 would not if I could be gay. Oh, if you knew the pensive pleasure That fills my bosom when I sigh,...
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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 2

Sir Adolphus William Ward - English drama - 1899
...of course has a dramatic intention, and is therefore not open to the criticism provoked by Rogers' 'There's such a charm in melancholy I would not, if I could, be gay." 1 A passage in the Cook's speech (act ii. sc. a) is imitated, as Gifford pointed out, from Jonson's...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

Quotations - 1903 - 1158 pages
...source, — That law preserves the earth a sphere, And guides the planets in their course. On a Tear. 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. TO. _ . To vanish in the chinks...
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Essentials of English Composition

Horace Sumner Tarbell, Martha Tarbell - English language - 1902 - 281 pages
...an imaginary — and which you find to be really fit for what you are engaged in. — CARLYLE. 10. 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 ! — ROGERS. 11. I mean you...
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Essentials of English Composition

Horace Sumner Tarbell, Martha Tarbell - English language - 1902 - 281 pages
...CARLYLE. 10. 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 ! — ROGERS. 11. I mean you lie — under a mistake. — JONATHAN SWIFT. 12. In men this blunder still...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - English poetry - 1904
...conceive, indisposition Of body, but the mind's disease. The Lover's Melancholy, Act iii. Sc. 1. J. FORD. 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 ! To s. ROGERS. There is a mood...
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Lew Wallace; an Autobiography ...

Lew Wallace - Authors, American - 1906 - 1027 pages
...now than formerly. A pleasing contemplation I love to indulge. A feeling well expressed in the verse: "'Go, you may call it madness, folly, You shall not...charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could be gay.' " Perhaps at this moment one I admire at West Point is gazing on the same lovely orb, perhaps in the...
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