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" He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age... "
The Literature of Society - Página 32
por Mrs. A. T. Thomson - 1862
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英國文學史略

Benjamin Ifor Evans - 2006 - 491 páginas
...the Danger, when the Waves went high He sought the Storms; but for a Calm unfit, Would steer too near the Sands, to boast his Wit. Great Wits are sure to...Partitions do their Bounds divide: Else, why should he, with Wealth and Honour blessed, Refuse his Age the needful Hours of Rest? Punish a Body which he...
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J. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life

the late Abraham Pais - 2006 - 400 páginas
...in turn told it to me.) That behavior brings to mind the lines by the poet John Dryden (1631-1670): Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. While in Europe, Oppenheimer sought help of at least two psychiatrists: In June of 1926 [he told an...
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Science Fact and Science Fiction: An Encyclopedia

Brian M. Stableford - 2006 - 729 páginas
...Shakespeare's grouping of "the lunatic, the lover and the poet" and John Dryden's observation that "Great wits are sure to madness near allied, /And thin partitions do their bounds divide" (1681) — is tantamount to an affirmation that some aberrations from the norm are socially and existentially...
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Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists : a Documented ...

Rudolf Wittkower, Margot Wittkower - 2007 - 344 páginas
...context, as it often was from the seventeenth century onwards, it suggested a different meaning. Dryden's Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide, and even Schopenhauer's 'genius is nearer to madness than the average intelligence' echo the misinterpreted...
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Creativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice

Mark A. Runco - 2010 - 504 páginas
...philosophy, politics, poetry, and the arts have all tendencies towards melancholia. — Aristotle, Problemata Great wits are sure to madness near allied/ And thin partitions do their bounds divide. —John Dryden, English dramatist (1831-1900) There is no great genius without a touch of madness —...
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