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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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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volumen1

Robert Chambers - 1849
...extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, shape, a courtesan. Let her walk saint-like, noteless, and unknown, Yet she's betray'd by some t thiu partitions do their bounds divide ;* Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse...
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Notes and Queries, Volumen109

1904
...little more than that "'twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee." JOHN T. CURRY. Dryden qualifies it thus : — Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. ' Absalom and Achitophel,' i. 163-4. WFH King, in his ' Classical Quotations,' says that Seneca quotes...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volumen1

Robert Chambers - 1850
...extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, ture be, Mi< art doth give the fnxhion ; he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ! Punish a body which he...
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Notes and Queries

1850
...Conquest of Grenada. " And whistled as he went for wnnt of thought." Pi: v 1.1 N Cymon and Iphigenia. * Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." DRYDEN'S Absalom and Achitojihct, st. i, 1. 163. '• The tenth transmitter of a foolish face." —...
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Notes and Queries

1850
...Conquest of Grenada. " And whistled as he went for want of thought." DRTDKN'S Cymon and Iphigenia, " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." DRYDEN'S Absalom and Achitophcl, St. i. 1. 163. " The tenth transmitter of a foolish face." — SAVAGE....
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The Rambler, a Catholic journal of home and foreign literature [&c ..., Volumen7

1857
...may allow it ; genius, whether in the natural or the supernatural order, looks very like folly — " Great wits are, sure, to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." Saints have prayed to become fools for the love of God, as He became, as it were, a fool for love of...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volumen1

Abraham Mills - 1851
...; 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 1 Punish a body which he...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volumen1

Abraham Mills - 1851
...; 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 7 Punish a body which he...
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Selections from the Poetry of Dryden: Including His Plays and Translations

John Dryden - 1852 - 350 páginas
...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....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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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1852
...of his career. Quote Pope's lines on his death. Why was Dryden especially bitter against him ? 1 2. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin...partitions do their bounds divide; Else why should he, with wealth and honor blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he...
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