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" Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide... "
Laconics: or, The best words of the best authors - Seite 102
von John Timbs - 1856
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Wit and humour, selected from the English poets; with an illustrative essay ...

Leigh Hunt - 1846
...for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show his wit. Great wits to madness surely are allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide? Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest; Punish a body which he could not please. Bankrupt...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 261 Seiten
...for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show his wit. Great wits to madness surely are allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ;* Else, why should he, with wealth and honor blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ; Punish a body which he could not please, Bankrupt...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847
...high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. espied an old man stopping and leaning on his staff,...with age and travel, coming towards him, who won a blot, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest I Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847
...high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast hid wit. le smoothness, to paint out and describe. Teaching over the whole book o bouuds divide;* Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours...
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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1848
...went high He sought the storm ; 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 divide. Give the exact meaning of the words "fretted" — " o'er-informed" — " wit" — and " great wits."...
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Notes and Queries

1904
...little more than that "'twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee." JOHN T. CURRY. Dryden qualifies it thus : — Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. ' Absalom and Achitophel,' i. 163-4. WFH King, in his ' Classical Quotations,' says that Seneca quotes...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Band 1

Robert Chambers - 1849
...Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thiu f her own. The picture of a lady seen by her lover — My Infelice's face, her blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest I Punish a body which he could not please; Bankrupt...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Band 1

Robert Chambers - 1850
...high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. now seein blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ! Punish a body which he could not please; Bankrupt...
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The Rambler, a Catholic journal of home and foreign literature [&c.]. Vol.5 ...

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

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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