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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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Eugenics: A Reassessment

Richard Lynn - 2001 - 366 páginas
...achievement. This claim has a long history. In the seventeenth century, John Dryden, the poet, wrote, "Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide." This contention has drawn support from four strands of evidence. First, a number of studies have reported...
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Who was the Man in the Iron Mask?: And Other Historical Mysteries

Hugh Ross Williamson - 2002 - 377 páginas
...which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy-body to decay And o'er-informed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; Pleased with the danger...unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit . . . In friendship false, implacable in hate; Resolved to ruin or to rule the State. He was determined...
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Perspectives on Restoration Drama

Susan J. Owen - 2002 - 198 páginas
...and Achitophel, where Whig leader Shaftesbury is described as: A daring Pilot in extremity; Pleas'd with the Danger, when the Waves went high He sought...Would Steer too nigh the Sands, to boast his Wit.' ' The republican Senator Priuli is an unfit father, and also unfit to steer the ship of state. As a...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - 2002 - 437 páginas
...disgrace. A fiery soul, which working out its way 1 Fretted the pigmy body to decay, > And o'erinformed the tenement of clay. J A daring pilot in extremity:...Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high 160 He sought the storms; but for a calm unfit Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 páginas
...touchstone of a man of wit." — Moliere "Melancholy men of all others are most witty." — Aristotle "Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide." — John Dryden "A man who has provoked the shaft of wit cannot complain that he smart from it." —...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - 2003 - 967 páginas
...which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high, 160 He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his wit....
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Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry

David Semple, Roger Smyth, Jonathan Burns, Rajan Darjee, Andrew McIntosh - 2005 - 953 páginas
...these were the figures that epitomised in the public mind the archetypal union of madness and genius. 'Great wits are sure to madness near allied; And thin partitions do their bounds divide' wrote Dryden, while in a IT^-century etching, Melancolicus proclaims 'the price of wisdom is melancholy'....
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - 2006 - 267 páginas
...which, working out its way, Fretted the pygmy body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; Pleased with the danger,...Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his wit. (150-162) His chief trait, in Dryden's portrait, is lack of principle, thus suggesting he is an opportunist...
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英國文學史略

Benjamin Ifor Evans - 2006 - 491 páginas
...which working out its way, Fretted the Pigmy Body to decay: And o'er informed the Tenement of Clay. A daring Pilot in extremity; Pleased with the Danger,...the Storms; but for a Calm unfit, Would steer too near the Sands, to boast his Wit. Great Wits are sure to Madness near allied; And thin Partitions do...
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The Making of Restoration Poetry

Paul Hammond - 2006 - 230 páginas
...but more able', but in Dryden's hands this becomes a recklessness which endangers the ship of state: A daring pilot in extremity: Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high He sought the storms;2' Shaftesbury 'Usurped a patriot's all-atoning name', 'patriot' being a common self-description...
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