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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2094
AUTHOR:John Fletcher (1579–1625)
QUOTATION:There ’s naught in this life sweet,
If man were wise to see ’t,
    But only melancholy;
    O sweetest Melancholy! 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Nice Valour. Act iii. Sc. 3.
 
Note 1.
Naught so sweet as melancholy.—Robert Burton: Anatomy of Melancholy. Author’s Abstract. [back]
 

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