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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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Notes and Anecdotes of Many Years

Joseph Bucklin Bishop - United States - 1925 - 236 pages
...Not only did melancholy become a habit, but one could fancy him saying at times with Samuel Rogers: "There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay." On one occasion, when he was especially deep in gloom, Bromley remarked to me as he left us: "Billy...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...A man who attempts to read all the new productlons must do as the fleas do - skip. 9547 To -. 1814' ͚ tlX :Ii )设 N K7 c Enc >| ! FpA +Z Zq/ @ (4 9548 'Human Life' Think nothing done while aught remains to do. 9549 'Human Life' Then, never less...
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The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination

Paul K. Saint-Amour, Paul K.. Saint-Amour - Law - 2003 - 281 pages
...these lines before? 3 [UNTTTLED] When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray, There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not if I could be gay. 4 [UNTITLED] There's a beauty for ever unchangingly bright For coming events cast their shadows before;...
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Stepping Through Grief: My Path to Recovery

Linda Ostrander - 2006 - 289 pages
..." THOMAS HARDY 'But hail thou Goddess, sage and holy, Hail divinest Melancholy. " JOHN MILTON Day: "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. " SAMUEL ROGERS Day: "Hence,...
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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
...Morality. [Sept. 1, From which there Lino doubt but Rogers borrowed the following well-known tines: — Go, you may call it madness — folly, You shall not...be gay ! Oh if you knew the pensive pleasure That filia my bosom when I sich, You would not rob me of a treasure, Monarchs are too poor to buy. The following...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 79

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 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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The Portfolio of Entertaining & Instructive Varieties in History ..., Volume 2

1827
...poet — who seems to be fond of a slight touch of the affection I am treating of — says — " O you may call it madness — folly — You shall not...charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay." " Now this may be all very well to point a verse ; but let me be gay, and Rogers may have the blues,...
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Annals of Medical History, Volume 3

Medicine - 1921
...bono, even of life itself, but much of this mood was of the quality of which another poet once said : "Go, you may call it madness, folly; You shall not chase my gloom away; There's such a charm to melancholy; I would not, if I could, be gay." The following is an expression of this: TEDIUM VYTJE...
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The Medico-chirurgical Review, and Journal of Practical Medicine

Medicine
...Their greatest gratification is persistive despondency. Deaf to precept or example, they retort : — " Go — you may call it madness — folly — You shall not chase my gloom away ; There's such a churra in melancholy — I would not, if I could, be gay!" " Were I to allege one cause which I thought...
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The United Service Magazine, Volume 46

Military art and science - 1844
...I felt, in the (all force of the words of the poet, that this was an hour in my existence when — There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not if I could be gay. The novel scene also wore n much more attractive aspect from my fortunately not suffering any unplensant...
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