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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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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 2

Sir Adolphus William Ward - English drama - 1875 - 658 pages
...effusions 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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Rogers to Hemans

Rossiter Johnson - English poetry - 1876 - 828 pages
...Thy thoughts belong to heaven and thce ! And may the secret of thy soul Remain within its sanctuary ! 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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Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science

National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (Great Britain) - Great Britain - 1876 - 798 pages
...that indications are given of that frame of mind depicted by Rogers in the once popular stanza — Go — you may call it madness, folly ; You shall...charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay. I have been furnished with carefully prepared tables of the progress of crime in MANCHESTER and BIRMINGHASI....
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Vers de Société: Selected from Recent Authors

Charles H. Jones - English poetry - 1876 - 424 pages
...summer to dwell, O, give me the sweet shady side of Pall Mall ! CAPTAIN CHARLES MORRIS, 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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Hurlock Chase; or, Among the Sussex ironworks

George Etell Sargent - Sussex (England) - 1876 - 440 pages
...responded to the poetic nonsense which somebody or other once upon a time penned when in a frantic mood — "There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay." But the belief which he gravely entertained, that he was most miserable ; that his heart was robbed...
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The birthday book of flower and song

Gift books - 1877 - 292 pages
...the things she ask'd. HE that will not when he may, When he will, he shall have nay. January 22nd. GO, you may call it madness, folly, You shall not chase my grief away ; There's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay. Rogers. 'Tis only...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1878 - 788 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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Riversdale Court: A Novel

Mrs. Forrest-Grant - 1878 - 318 pages
...wandered from our first subject!" interposed Sariann. "What was it about ? I almost forget." " There 's such a charm in melancholy, I would not, if I could, be gay," sang Monica. " That was the introductory subject, Sariann ; and it seems to me they have kept, more...
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Once a Week, Volume 2; Volume 15

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - England - 1866 - 794 pages
...— ho refuses to bo comforted — Go ! — you may call it madness — folly — You shall not drive my gloom away : There's such a charm in melancholy I would not, if I could, be gay. And " moody madness " or " morbid folly " it certainly would be in men of the common stamp ; but a...
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The Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity

John Hutton Balfour Browne - Capacity and disability - 1880 - 722 pages
...human nature. Indeed, even sorrow becomes in time a luxury, and there is truth in 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. " All this is compatible...
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