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" A daring pilot in 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 thin partitions do their bounds... "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes - Página 222
de John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
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A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ..., Volume 8

Thomas Bayly Howell - 1816
...pilot in extremity ; [ hiçh. Pleas'd »ith the danger, when the waves л ent He sought the storm ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his wit. Great nits are sure to madness near ally'd, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else why should...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 11

Ezekiel Sanford - 1819
...extremity i Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went He sought the stormsi but, for a ealm uuIit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great...allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide i Rise why should he, with wealth and honour bits' Refuse his age the needful hours of rest' Punish...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 10

1821
...impatient of disgrace ; A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bonds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and ho* nour bless'd, Refuse his age the needful hours...
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The Westminster Review, Volume 157

1902
...taken their opinion from the better known verdict of the laureate: " A. daring pilot in adversity, Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high,...Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his wit." "My Lords," said Shaftesbury in 1G79, "I never study either to make my court or to be popular. I always...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 páginas
...pigmy body to decay, And o'er inform' d the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd W G / ; Clw% un6t, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near ally'd,...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - 1825 - 562 páginas
...pigmy body to deeay, And o'er inform'd the tenement of elay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd ()n daily visits through the air. He hangs in shades the orange ealm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near ally'd,...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1832
...character, in several respects, in A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger, when the waveswent high He sought the storms ; but for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. a new light in the world. They will show that he had no hand in the Duchess of Orleans's treaty, made...
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The Printing machine (or, Companion to the library) [ed. by J.H.L. Hunt].

...A daring pilot in extremity; Pleas'd with the danger when the wave went high, He sought the ttorm ; but for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit." After the fall of Clarendon, who, though not untainted by sordid vices, was too good a man for his...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1837
...expression of passion more dangerous than thai of* clamour and confusion, bringing up iho rear. Ho 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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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1837
...up the rear. He sought the storms ; hut, 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 their hounds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour hlest, Refuse his age tho needful hours...
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