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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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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - 1856 - 358 páginas
...its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er informed the tenement of clay. Part i. Line 163.. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. Part i. Line 169. And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing,...
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Observations on the Criminal Responsibility of the Insane: Founded on the ...

Caleb Williams - 1856 - 26 páginas
...and rendered confinement necessary for the sake of themselves and of others. If it be true, that " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide," it will be admitted that great depravity stands very much in the same relation to madness. Indeed,...
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Notes and Queries

1856
...anil Achitoj>liel. 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." Absalom and Achitophel, 160. XH Tale wanted (2nd S. i. 11.)— I beg to refer a.fl. to a...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh review, Volume 1

Henry Peter Brougham (1st baron Brougham and Vaux.) - 1856
...for a calm," and not one that would " steer too near the shore to show his wit," any more than, like "a daring pilot in extremity," — " Pleased with the danger when the waves run high, Ho sought the deop." His was a compromising spirit, much more resembling the character of...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 1

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1856
...for a calm," and not one that would " steer too near the shore to show his wit," any more than, like "a daring pilot in extremity," — " Pleased with the danger when the waves run high, He scmght the deep." His was a compromising spirit, much more resembling the character of...
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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - 1857 - 412 páginas
...which working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'erinformed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger...allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. In friendship false, implacable in hate, Resolved to ruin or to rule th« state. To compass this the...
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School of engineering. Examination for diploma

Dublin city, univ - 1857 - 1857 páginas
...Ishbosheth the crown forego." 17. " 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 nigh the sands, to boast his wit." 18. " Sunk were his eyes, his voice was harsh and loud, Sure signs he neither choleric was, nor proud...
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Modern English Literature: Its Blemishes and Defects

Henry Hegart Breen - 1857 - 307 páginas
...unceremoniously purloined as Seneca. From him Dryden has adopted the first line of the well-known couplet : — " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." And from Dryden, Pope has transferred the last line to his " Essay on Man," thus : — " What thin...
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The English Constitution in the Reign of King Charles the Second

Andrew Amos - 1857 - 328 páginas
...martial law. His less scrupulous successor, Lord Shaftesbury, A daring pilot in extremity, Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went high He sought the storms, commenced his administration by issuing writs of his own authority for the election of new members...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1858 - 744 páginas
...most striking features. Ahithophel is one of the " great wit? lo mat? inns near allied." And again — might easily be paid off in a year or two. many saride lo bout big wit."* The dates of the two poems will, we think, expiai» this discrepancy. The...
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