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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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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - 1849
...without fear and without scruple. That advice was characteristic of the noble Lord. He was indeed — " A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger, when the waves ran high He sought the storm." The noble Lord might seek the storm; but he trusted their Lordships...
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Critical and Historical Essays: Lord Bacon. Sir William Temple. Gladstone on ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1850
...most striking features. Ahithopel is one of the " great wits to madness near allied." And again — "A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger...Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit."* The dates of the two poems will, we think, explain this discrepancy. The third part of Hudibras appeared...
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London and Its Celebrities: A Second Series of Literary and ..., Volume 1

John Heneage Jesse - 1850
...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. After Lord Shaftesbury's final dismissal from office, it was at his house iu Aldersgate Street that...
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Critical and Historical Essays: Lord Bacon. Sir William Temple. Gladstone on ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1850
...most striking features. Ahithophel is one of the "great wits to madness near allied." And again — x "A daring pilot in extremity. Pleased with the danger...Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit." * ' The dates of the two poems will, we think, explain this discrepancy. The third part of Hudibras...
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The Poetry and Poets of Britain: From Chaucer to Tennyson ; with ...

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1850 - 528 páginas
...whieh working ont its way, Fre1ted the pigmy body to deeay, And o'er informed its tenement of elay : A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high He songht the storms ; bnt, for a ealm nnfit, Wonld steer too nigh the sands to show his wit. Great wits...
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Notes and Queries

1850
...Conquest of Grenada. " And whistled as he went for wnnt of thought." Pi: v 1.1 N Cymon and Iphigenia. * Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." DRYDEN'S Absalom and Achitojihct, st. i, 1. 163. '• The tenth transmitter of a foolish face." —...
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Notes and Queries

1850
...Conquest of Grenada. " And whistled as he went for want of thought." DRTDKN'S Cymon and Iphigenia, " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." DRYDEN'S Absalom and Achitophcl, St. i. 1. 163. " The tenth transmitter of a foolish face." — SAVAGE....
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The Rambler, a Catholic journal of home and foreign literature [&c ..., Volume 7

1857
...may allow it ; genius, whether in the natural or the supernatural order, looks very like folly — " Great wits are, sure, to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." Saints have prayed to become fools for the love of God, as He became, as it were, a fool for love of...
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Notes and Queries

1856
...and Achitojihel. C. " When waves run high, A daring pilot in extremity." The right version is, — " A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger when the waves ran high." Alisotom and AchiloplieL, 160. X.1I. Talc wanted (2"J S. i. 1 1 .) — I beg to refer «....
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THE LIVES OF THE LORD CHANCELLORSAND KEEPERS OF THE GREAT SEAL OF ENGLAND

JOHN LORD CAMPBELL, LL.D. F.R.S.E. - 1851
...turbulent of wit ; Restless, unfix'd in principles and place ; In power unpleaVd impatient of disgrace : A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased 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 wit....
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