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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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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 261 páginas
...pigmy body to decay, > And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. J A daring pilot in extremity, Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought...for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show his wit. Great wits to madness surely are allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide y*...
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Wit and humour, selected from the English poets; with an illustrative essay ...

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 357 páginas
...or pretended, which was sworn to by the infamous Titus Oates. A daring pilot in extremity, Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought...for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show his wit. Great wits to madness surely are allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide?...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 261 páginas
...pigmy body to decay, > And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. j A daring pilot in extremity, Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought...for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show his wit. Great wits to madness surely are allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ;*...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1846 - 758 páginas
...madness near allied." And again — " A daring pilot In eitremlty, Pleased with the danger when the wares s country the same feelings with one who has suffered nothing from loo nigh the sands to boast hii wit."* The dates of the two poems will, we think, explain this discrepancy....
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Lives of the Kings of England, from the Norman Conquest

Thomas Roscoe - 1846
...continental relations with other powers, 5 Speed; Ord. Vit. 9 Chron. Sax.; Ord. Vit.; Walsingham. ' "A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger when the waves ran high He sought the siorms " Urj'den. Absalom and Achitophel. and of the continued tranquillity...
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The Life of William the Conqueror

Thomas Roscoe - 1846 - 415 páginas
...troops, a vast array of his feudal power, 8 Speed ; Ord. Vit. 9 Chron. Sax.;; Qrd. Vit.; Walsingham. l " A daring pilot in extremity, ,, . Pleased with the danger when the waves ran high He sought the storms " led by his great vassals and foreign retainers of every rank, with...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847
...pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd me on radiant spheres he rode. When he to fair Olympia pren'd ; hid wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bouuds divide;* Else...
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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1848
...which working out its way") Fretted the pigmy body to decay L And o'er-informed the tenement of clay; I A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleased with the danger when the waves went high He sought the storm ; but for a calm unfit Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1849
...pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inforni'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd ange marks on such, Because they should be pointing-stocks...noteless, and unknown, Yet she's betray'd by some t thiu partitions do their bounds divide ;* Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 109

1904
...little more than that "'twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee." JOHN T. CURRY. Dryden qualifies it thus : — Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. ' Absalom and Achitophel,' i. 163-4. WFH King, in his ' Classical Quotations,' says that Seneca quotes...
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