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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 ...

John Timbs - 1856
...returns home, he buys a seat in parliament, and studies the constitution. — Machenzie. ccccxcvt. 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 LITERATURE AND THE LITERARY MEN OF Great Britain and Ireland

ABRAHAM MILLS, A.M. - 1856
...went 1 He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wi Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin...partitions do their bounds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour b] Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ^ Punish a body which he could...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1856
...sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits5 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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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - 1856 - 358 páginas
...its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er informed the tenement of clay. Part i. Line 163.. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. Part i. Line 169. And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing,...
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Observations on the Criminal Responsibility of the Insane: Founded on the ...

Caleb Williams - 1856 - 26 páginas
...and rendered confinement necessary for the sake of themselves and of others. If it be true, that " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide," it will be admitted that great depravity stands very much in the same relation to madness. Indeed,...
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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - 1857 - 412 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. In friendship false, implacable in hate, Resolved to ruin or to rule th« state. To compass this the...
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Modern English Literature: Its Blemishes and Defects

Henry Hegart Breen - 1857 - 307 páginas
...unceremoniously purloined as Seneca. From him Dryden has adopted the first line of the well-known couplet : — " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." And from Dryden, Pope has transferred the last line to his " Essay on Man," thus : — " What thin...
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Horace, with Engl. notes by J.E. Yonge, Parte2

Quintus Horatius Flaccus - 1858
...versus fecit . Satirically made a synonyme for insanit. Cp. Ars Poet. 296. Dryden's lines are famous : Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. Absalom and Ahithopbel. (operis dandis, Cic. Farad, vi.; U understood by many in this sense ; though...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, Volumen1

John Dryden - 1859
...up the rear. He sought the storms ; hat, 'or a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the saz*ds 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 hleat, Refuse his age the needful hours...
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Report of Her Majesty's Civil Service Commissioners: Together ..., Volúmenes4-5

1859
...extensive view, Survey mankind from China to Peru. (5.) None but the brave deserves the fair. (6.) Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide, (7.) For why ? the good old rule Sufficeth them, the simple plan, That they should take who have the...
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