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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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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Edições 1-50

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1896
...What real praise appears incidentally, and subservient to blame, in the character of Shaftesbury — A daring pilot in extremity : Pleased with the danger when the waves went high, He sought the storms. And again, at the close of the same passage, there is direct testimony to worth — Yet fame deserved...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critcal Notices and An ...

1855 - 749 páginas
...Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; [high, He sought the .storms ; but for a calm unfit,...steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits arc sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else why should he, with...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1855 - 658 páginas
...tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; <* r 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-wits ate-sure-to madness. .pear allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; {Else why...
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Essays Biographical and Critical: Chiefly on English Poets

David Masson - 1856 - 475 páginas
...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...allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." Or, in the lines which he sent to Tonson the publisher as a specimen of what he could do in the way...
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Essays Biographical and Critical: Chiefly on English Poets

David Masson - 1856 - 475 páginas
...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...allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." Or, in the lines which he sent to Tonson the publisher as a specimen of what he could do in the way...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1856
...which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed4 the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleased with the danger...Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits5 are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else why should...
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ESSAYS, CRITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

T. BABINGTON MAOAULAY - 1856
...striking features. Ahiihophel is one of the " great wits tc ma^ :.«ss near allied." And again— 14 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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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1856 - 524 páginas
...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,...unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. (Jn.-at wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else why...
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THE LITERATURE AND THE LITERARY MEN OF Great Britain and Ireland

ABRAHAM MILLS, A.M. - 1856
...o'er-informed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went 1 He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wi Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else why...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1856 - 744 páginas
...striking features. Ahilhophel is one of the " great wits lo ша<! :i;ss near allied." And again — " A daring pilot In extremity. Pleased with the danger when the waves went high, He sought Ihe storms; but for a calm unfit, Would steer loo nigh Um »anda lo boasl uU wit."* The dates of the...
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