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All my joys to this are folly,
Naught so sweet as melancholy.
Ay, in the very temple of Delight
Veil'd Melancholy has her sovran shrine,
Whoever commits to paper what he suffers becomes a melancholy author: but he becomes a serious author when he tells us what he suf ...
I have neither the scholar's melancholy, which is emulation;
nor the musician's, which is fantastical; nor the
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He saw Mr. Lincoln but once; at the melancholy function called an Inaugural Ball. Of course he looked anxiously for a sign of char ...
These pages reproduce me very imperfectly, and there are many things in me of which I find no trace in them. I suppose it is becau ...
Melancholy is at the bottom of everything, just as at the end of all rivers is the sea. Can it be otherwise in a world where nothi ...
The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore
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The shadow of the Venetian blind on the painted wall,
Shadows of the snake-plant and cacti, the plaster animals,
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All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.
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