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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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The Table Talker: Or, Brief Essays on Society and Literature, Volumen2

Johnstone - 1840
...extremity ; Pleased with the danger when the waves were 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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Selections from the British Poets, Volumen1

1840
...danger when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too rrigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to...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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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - 1841 - 716 páginas
...extremity ; Pleased with the daugerwhen 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 Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1843
...intellect are not only unimpaired, but frequently of the highest and brightest order. ' Great wit is sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide.' So sang Dryden ; and a long list of illustrious eccentrics might be produced to support his theory....
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Cyclopædia of English Literature, Volumen1

Robert Chambers - 1844
...extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, big, stiff, and hy¡>erJsulinistic. He is a quiet...with a strong tinge of the fantast : the humorist ; * Klse why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest f Punish...
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Y Traethodydd, Volumen62

1907
...belong." Gelwir hi weithiau yn wallgofrwydd dwyfol, a cheir gan Dryden y bardd y geiriau adnabyddus : " Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide.'1 Deil Lombroso ac eraill fod cysylltiad tra agos rhwng athrylith a gwallgofrwydd — lien...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits6 are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; 1 Johnson. " Lives of the Poets." 8 From the Satire of "Absalom and Achitophel" — considered by...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847
...; Pleas 'd with the danger when the wave* 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 blot, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest I Punish a body which he...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847
...went high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast hid eatable smoothness, to paint out and describe. Teaching over the whole book o bouuds divide;* Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours...
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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1848
...extremity ; Pleased with the danger when the waves went high He sought the storm ; but for a calm unfit Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great...allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. Give the exact meaning of the words "fretted" — " o'er-informed" — " wit" — and " great wits."...
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