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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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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volumen1

John Timbs - 1829
...returns home, he buys a seat in Parliament, and studies the constitution. — Mackenzie. CCCCXCVI. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin...partitions do their bounds divide; Else why should he, with wealth and honour bless'd, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest? Punish a body which he...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., Volumen1

Laconics - 1829
...he returns home, he buys a seat in Parliament, and studies the constitution. — Mackenzie. CCCCXCVL Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin...partitions do their bounds divide; Else why should he, with wealth and honour bless'd, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest? • Punish a body which...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volumen1

John Dryden - 1832
...offered her every thing at the table, renders this suspicion of mine indisputable.' Lord SouthGreat 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 needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Life of Dryden

Walter Scott - 1834
...indifferently, and might have convinced the authors, that the charm of " Absalom and Achitophel " lay 1 [." 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 needful hours of rest ; Punish a body which he...
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The Quarterly Review, Volumen50

1834
...pretend to deny that there may be some foundation for Dryden's celebrated dictum — ' Great wit is sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ;' and we shall by and by have occasion to touch on that interesting subject ; here we are only observing...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volumen1

John Dryden - 1837
...up the rear. He sought the storms ; hut, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to hoast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their hounds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour hlest, Refuse his age tho needful hours...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volumen1

John Dryden - 1837
...thai of* clamour and confusion, bringing up iho rear. Ho sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits arc sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else why should he, with...
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Lives of Eminent British Statesmen ...: Oliver Cromwell. By John Forster

1839
...extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; but for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great...partitions do their bounds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he...
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The Falls of Niagara: Or Tourist's Guide to this Wonder of Nature, Including ...

Samuel De Veaux - 1839 - 168 páginas
...not wonderful, that in beholding the general infatuation, he, too, should become beside himself. " Great wits are, sure, to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide,'* Ratllbun— his fall. His own schemes of ambition were boundless, and, besides, he had the visionary...
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The Falls of Niagara: Or Tourist's Guide to this Wonder of Nature, Including ...

Samuel De Veaux - 1839 - 168 páginas
...that in beholding the general infatuation, he, too, should become beside himself. " Great wits arc, sure, to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide," Rathbun — his fall. His own schemes of ambition were boundless, and, besides, he had the visionary...
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