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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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Mysteries of Life, Death, and Futurity: Illustrated from the Best and Latest ...

John Timbs - 1861 - 276 páginas
...altogether incompatible with intermissions of extraordinary brightness. Dryden has sung with nervous truth : Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. And, in the masterly satire whence these lines are quoted, how truly are insane workings portrayed...
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A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862 - 538 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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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...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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Readings from the best authors, ed. by A.H. Bryce, Tema 10

Archibald Hamilton Bryce - 1862 - 331 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....partitions do their bounds divide: Else, why should he, with wealth and honours blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest 1 Punish a body which he...
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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862
...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 wits are sure to madness near allied, And tliin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862
...working out its way Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er informed the tenement of clay. ***** 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 Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volumen60

1863
..."Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae ;" which Dryden paraphrases thus, with a qualification : " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." Mantuanus (not Virgil, though sometimes confounded with him) goes farther ; he asserts positively :...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal

1863
...Nulluin magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementire ;" which Dryden paraphrases thus, with a qualification : " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." Mantuanus (not Virgil, though sometimes confounded with him) goes further ; he asserts positively —...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volumen2

Hippolyte Taine - 1863
...waves went high , He sought the storms; but, 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 Iheir boir.ids dmde; Else why should lie, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the ueedfut...
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The History of India, from the Earliest Ages to the Fall of the East India ...

Robert Hunter - 1863 - 284 páginas
...great intellect under the designation of great wit, one of the English poets says, — " <ireat wit is sure to madness near allied. And thin partitions do their bounds divide." In this case the partitions seem somehow to have got knocked through, leaving the "wit" and the "madness"...
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