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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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GENERAL REPORT ON PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONS

THOS. JONES - 1855
...of his career Quote Pope's lines on his death. Why was Dryden especially bitter against him ? 1 2. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin...bounds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honor blest, Eefuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he could not please, Bankrupt...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critcal Notices and An ...

1855
...the .storms ; but for a calm unfit, . Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits arc sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do...divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? [blest, Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Band 1

John Dryden - 1855
...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 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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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1856
...sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits5 are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions...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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Essays Biographical and Critical: Chiefly on English Poets

David Masson - 1856 - 475 Seiten
...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 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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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - 1856 - 358 Seiten
...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, James Hill - 1856
...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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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - 1857 - 412 Seiten
...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 divide. In friendship false, implacable in hate, Resolved to ruin or to rule th« state. To compass this the...
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Modern English literature: its blemishes and defects

Henry Hegart Breen - 1857 - 307 Seiten
...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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Horace, with Engl. notes by J.E. Yonge

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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