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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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Chuang-Tzu for Spiritual Transformation: An Analysis of the Inner Chapters

Robert Elliott Allinson - 1989 - 203 páginas
...remark is so shocking that it does full justice to his mental condition. We are reminded of Dryden's, "Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide." The madman is spontaneity personified. Even more than die cripple, he can get away with saying what...
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Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible: Volume 1 ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - 1993 - 512 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 honor blessed, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest? Punish a body which he...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1092 páginas
...recognizes genius. SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930). English author. The Valley of Fear, ch. 1 (1915). 17 Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. JOHN DRYDEN (1631-1700). English poet, dramatist, critic. Absj/om and Achitophel, pi. I . 18 Genius...
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Healing the Split: Integrating Spirit Into Our Understanding of the Mentally ...

John E. Nelson - 1994 - 442 páginas
...favor of theory alone. The English poet John Dryden reflected this popular viewpoint when he wrote: Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. We may wonder if Shakespeare was speaking from experience when he wrote in A Midsummer Night's Dream:...
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Dimensions of Creativity

Margaret A. Boden - 1996 - 242 páginas
...respect to certain personality traits, but certainly does not claim identity; it agrees with Dryden that "great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide." This puts the case very neatly; not identity, but "near alliance," with their bounds being divided...
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The Literary Percys: Family History, Gender, and the Southern Imagination

Bertram Wyatt-Brown - 1994 - 110 páginas
...popular myths or poetic conceits about such a connection have a validity which is hard to challenge. "Great wits are sure to madness near allied; / and thin partitions do their bounds divide," wrote John Dryden, versifying the notion in the seventeenth century. "Study after study," reported...
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The Unknown Virginia Woolf

Professor Roger Poole, Roger Poole - 1995 - 289 páginas
...being baffled by his own evidence, and come to the conclusion that Dryden was right when he wrote: Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. The judgement, in its curiously deliberate (self-imposed) insensitivity, does form a part of the larger...
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Purcell: A Biography

Jonathan Keates - 1996 - 304 páginas
...disdain for that rationality to which the contemporary ethos increasingly clung. Dryden's famous lines: Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide may have achieved cliche status since they were written, but their implication for Purcell's age was...
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Mould's Medical Anecdotes: Omnibus Edition

R.F Mould - 1996 - 510 páginas
...Pope must have known someone like this when he penned those immortal lines in his Essay on Criticism: 'Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide'. Here indeed is a great wit. On health: 'Muddy' look could indicate changes in the writer's emotional...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 páginas
...recognizes genius. ARTHUR CONAN, SIR DOYLE, (1859-1930) British author. The Valley of Fear, ch. 1 (1915). 6 Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. JOHN DRYDEN, (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist, critic. Absalom and Achitophel, pt. 1,1. 163^1(1681)....
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