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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 34
by Samuel Rogers - 1839 - 48 pages
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Without intending it; or, John Tincroft, bachelor and benedict

George Eliel Sargent - Bachelors - 1881 - 384 pages
...again assailed, and successfully too. Having hummed and strummed so long on the wonderful couplet — "There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay," he was determined not to confess how gay-hearted he really ' had become. And something better than...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Sources Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1881 - 864 pages
...to love her. Burns, Bonny Lesley. None knew thee but to love thee. Halleck, On the Death of Drake. 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. Mine be a cot beside the hill; A...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Quotations, English - 1882 - 899 pages
...morn a Peri at the gate Of Eden stood disconsolate. e. MOOBE— Lalla Jtookh. Paradise and Hie Peri. Go— you may call it madness, folly, — You shall...charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay! /. ROOEBS — To . Oh, if you knew the pensive pleasure That 'tills my bosom when I sigh, You would...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - Quotations, English - 1882 - 899 pages
...Lalla Rookh. Paradise and the Peri. Go— you may call it madness, folly, — You shall not chase шу illingicorth. Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white, /. ROOEBS— To . Oh, if you knew the pensive pleasure That tills my bosom when I sigh, You would not...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 31

1845
...tendency in many persons to hug a misery until they doat upon it, who agree with the old ditty, — " There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay." And such a person, with such a tenlVnj.\ wad tV»« ^!i.\: f -1 i -, . /] f , •-. i nf 236 The Widow....
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Columbus Medical Journal: A Magazine of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 1

1883
...There is no way to reach them ; they desire nothing better than to be left alone with their thoughts. "Go, you may call it madness, folly — You shall...charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay." — Rogers. How many have been thwarted in their efforts to relieve nervous disorders on account of...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations, English - 1883 - 761 pages
...Cullen Bryant: Conj. of Jupiter and Venm Go, you may call it madness, folly, — You shall not chase ray gloom away ; • There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay ! 3183 Rogers: To . MELROSE ABBEY. If thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...Jacqueline. Stanzu 1. The good are better made by ill, As odours crushed are sweeter still.2 Stanza 3. 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 . Mine be a cot beside the...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English and American Poetry from Chaucer to ...

Edwin O. Chapman - American poetry - 1884 - 399 pages
...the brooding dove, And, if she can, exhaust a mother's love. Samuel Rogers, 1 763-1855 . MELANCHOLY. Go ! you may call it madness, folly — You shall...away; There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not rf I could be gay. Oh, if you knew the pensive pleasure That fills my bosom when I sigh, You would...
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Lyria Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson - English poetry - 1889 - 360 pages
...their pain ; Ah, if she look but at these tears They do not fall in vain. Waller S. Landor. CCCVIIL 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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