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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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Horace, with Engl. notes by J.E. Yonge, Parte 2

Quintus Horatius Flaccus - 1858
...versus fecit . Satirically made a synonyme for insanit. Cp. Ars Poet. 296. Dryden's lines are famous : Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. Absalom and Ahithopbel. (operis dandis, Cic. Farad, vi.; U understood by many in this sense ; though...
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Examination papers used at the examinations for direct commissions [&c.].

War office - 1858 - 12 páginas
...turbulent of wit ; Restless, unfixed in principles and place, In power unpleased, impatient of disgrace ; A daring pilot in extremity; . Pleased with the danger when the waves ran high, He sought the storm ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too near the sand» to boast his...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1859
...up the rear. He sought the storms ; hat, 'or a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the saz*ds to hoast his wit Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their hounds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour hleat, Refuse his age the needful hours...
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Report of Her Majesty's Civil Service Commissioners: Together ..., Volumes 4-5

1859
...extensive view, Survey mankind from China to Peru. (5.) None but the brave deserves the fair. (6.) Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide, (7.) For why ? the good old rule Sufficeth them, the simple plan, That they should take who have the...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1859 - 744 páginas
...striking features. Ahilhophel is one of the " gr:at vit? ta ina<? •>;*$ near allied." Aud again — " A daring pilot In extremity. Pleased with the danger when the waves went higa, He sought the storing ; but for a calm unfit. Would steer too nigh the sands to bout hi« wit."*...
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Works, Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - 1859
...pilot in extremity, Pleca'd with the danger when the waves went •''..,/., He lought the ttornu ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show hi* wit. Great wits to madness surely are allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ,•*...
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Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays, Volumes 3-4

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1897
...striking features. Ahithophel 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." ' 1 It has never, we believe, been remarked, that two of the most striking lines in the description...
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Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems, Volumes 3-4

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1860
...striking features. Ahithophel 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." l 'It has never, we believe, been remarked, that two of the most striking lines in the description...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1860 - 744 páginas
...allied." And again — ' A daring pilot In extremity, Pleaned with the danger when the wares went higb He sought the storms ; but for a calm unfit, Would steer too nlgb tb« «ande lo boast big wit."* The dates of the two poems will, we think, explain this discrepancy....
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 3

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1861
...most striking features. Ahithophel is one of the " great wits to madness near allied." And again — "A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger...waves went high, He sought the storms ; but for a ealm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit."* * It has never, we believe, been remarked,...
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