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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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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 35

Robert Walsh, John Jay Smith - 1839
...most striking features. Ahithophel is one of the 'great wits to madness near allied.' And again— Pleased with the danger when the waves went high,...storms; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sauds to boast his wit.'* 'A daring pilot in extremity, The dates of the two poems will, we think,...
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The Falls of Niagara: Or Tourist's Guide to this Wonder of Nature, Including ...

Samuel De Veaux - 1839 - 168 páginas
...not wonderful, that in beholding the general infatuation, he, too, should become beside himself. " Great wits are, sure, to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide,'* Ratllbun— his fall. His own schemes of ambition were boundless, and, besides, he had the visionary...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

1840
...which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleased with the danger...the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too rrigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do...
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The Table Talker: Or, Brief Essays on Society and Literature, Volume 2

Johnstone - 1840
...which working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleased with the danger when the waves were high He sought the storms; but for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit....
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 3

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1843
...most striking features. Ahithophel is one of the "great wits to madness near allied." And again— " 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."*...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1844
...pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inforni'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd ften truly great and magnificent in his style and...with a strong tinge of the fantast : the humorist ; * Klse why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest f Punish...
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Waverley Novels: Vol. 6, Volume 6

Walter Scott - 1844 - 617 páginas
...again," said the Factor. " Why, to be sure," replied the minstrel, " I am, as glorious John says, — ' A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger when the waves go high, I seek the storm — but, for a calm unfit. Will steer too near the sands, to shew my wit.'...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed5 the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremety ; Pleased with the danger when the waves went high,...Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits6 are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; 1 Johnson. " Lives...
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Y Traethodydd, Volume 62

1907
...belong." Gelwir hi weithiau yn wallgofrwydd dwyfol, a cheir gan Dryden y bardd y geiriau adnabyddus : " Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide.'1 Deil Lombroso ac eraill fod cysylltiad tra agos rhwng athrylith a gwallgofrwydd — lien...
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - 1845
...unpleas'd, impatient of disgrace : A daring pilot in extremity, Pleas'd with the danger when the waves ran high, He sought the storms ; but for a calm unfit, Would steer too near the sands to boast his witIn friendship false, implacable in hate, Resolv'd to ruin or to rule...
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