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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 Modern British Essayists: Macaulay, T.B. Essays

1852
...most striking features. Ahithophel is one of the " great wits tc madness near allied." And again — 'A daring pilot In extremity. Pleased with the danger...for a calm unfit. Would steer too nigh the sands to boait bis wit."* The dates of the two poems will, we think. explain this discrepancy. The third part...
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Waverley Novels: From the Last Rev. Ed., Containing the Author's Final ...

Walter Scott - 1852
...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 show my wit."...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 32

1852
...statesman, would endeavour to allay the prevalent excitement : — " A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; hut, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit." When the whole framework...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - 1853
...pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. 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 boost his wit. Great wit» are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...That system only, but the whole must fall, 250 11 [Taken from Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel: — " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide."] In first edition : — " Ethereal essence, spirit, substance, man." Let earth, unbalanced, from her...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by R. Carruthers, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...only, but the whole must fall. 250 W [Taken from Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel :— " Great vita are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide."] In first edition : — "Ethereal essence, spirit, substance, man." Let earth, unbalanced, from her...
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Waverley Novels ...: The pirate

Walter Scott - 1853
...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 norm — hut, for a calm unfit. Will steer too near the gandj, to shew my wit*...
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The pirate

Walter Scott - 1853
...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 show my wit."...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1854 - 324 páginas
...respects, in a new light in the world. They will show that he had no A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went high He sought...his wit Great wits are sure to madness near allied, hand in the Duchess of Orleans's treaty, made at Dover for the interests of popery ; that Charles first...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1854 - 524 páginas
...which worketh 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...for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands, to Ijoast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide...
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