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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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Dublin University Magazine, a Literary and Political Journal

George Herbert - 1863
...mgeniuru sine mixtura deinentise ;" which Dryden paraphrases thus, with a qualification : " Great wits arc 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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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...waves went high He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied,...partitions do their bounds divide : Else, why should he, with wealth and honours blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he...
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Chambers's readings in English poetry

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
...; 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...allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Eke why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 páginas
...disabused ; Created half to rise, and half to fall ; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all ; * Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. BRYDEN, ante, p. 139, " Nullum mngnum ingenium sine mixtura demcntite fuit." Seneca, Du TranqniUilate...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volumen3

Hippolyte Adolphe Taine - 1866
...extremity; Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unlit, 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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Poetical Works: With a Memoir, Volumen1

John Dryden - 1866
...; ' I'leas'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 Dnchess of Orleans's treaty, made at Dover for the interests of popery ; that Charles first...
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English literature and composition

Robert Demaus - 1866
...extensive view, Survey mankind from China to Peru.' (6) ' None but the brave deserve 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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Personal Recollections of Distinguished Generals

William Franklin Gore Shanks - 1866 - 352 páginas
...Dryden, seems to have encountered such madness as Sherman's, and to have appreciated the truth that " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." Doubtless the same author had such a genius or madman as Sherman in his mind when he described one...
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Dictionary of Latin Quotations, Proverbs, Maxims, and Mottos, Classical and ...

Henry Thomas Riley - 1866 - 556 páginas
...tincture of madness." It is a common saying, that every man is mad upon some point. Dryden says, " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." This was originally a saying of Aristotle. Nullum magnum malum quod extremum est. COEN. NEP. — "...
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Medical Record, Volumen66

George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman - 1904
...savant. MEDICAL RECORD. 171 maintain long a normal mental equilibrium must have been full when he wrote, "Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide." The movement of evolutional tic is a muscular spasmodic or compelled movement, identical with a movement...
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