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John Fletcher

(20 December 1579 - 29 August 1625 / Rye, Sussex, England)

Quotations

Melancholy

HENCE, all you vain delights,
   As short as are the nights
   Wherein you spend your folly!
There 's naught in this life sweet,
If men were wise to see't,
   But only melancholy--
   O sweetest melancholy!
Welcome, folded arms and fixed eyes,
A sight that piercing mortifies,

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