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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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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - 1853
...sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boost his wit. Great wit» are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ;* Else why should he, with wealth and honour bleat. Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volumen3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...That system only, but the whole must fall, 250 11 [Taken from Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel: — " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide."] In first edition : — " Ethereal essence, spirit, substance, man." Let earth, unbalanced, from her...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by R. Carruthers, Volumen3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...only, but the whole must fall. 250 W [Taken from Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel :— " Great vita are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide."] In first edition : — "Ethereal essence, spirit, substance, man." Let earth, unbalanced, from her...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1853 - 664 páginas
...extremity ; Pleased 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 Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volumen1

John Dryden - 1854 - 524 páginas
...waves went high, He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands, to Ijoast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied,...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 Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volumen1

John Dryden - 1854 - 324 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 Great wits are sure to madness near allied, hand in the Duchess of Orleans's treaty, made at Dover for the interests of popery ; that Charles first...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1855 - 576 páginas
...is not wit that brings a man to hanging, That goes not further than a harmless banging. Buekingham. 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 whieh he...
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General Report on Public Instruction in the Bengal Presidency

1855
...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, Eefuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critcal Notices and An ...

1855 - 749 páginas
...tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; [high, He 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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Essays Biographical and Critical: Chiefly on English Poets

David Masson - 1856 - 475 páginas
...extremity, Pleased 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....allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." Or, in the lines which he sent to Tonson the publisher as a specimen of what he could do in the way...
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