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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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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862
...Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And tliin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest 1 Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal

1863
...Nulluin magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementire ;" which Dryden paraphrases thus, with a qualification : " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." Mantuanus (not Virgil, though sometimes confounded with him) goes further ; he asserts positively —...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Band 60

1863
..."Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae ;" which Dryden paraphrases thus, with a qualification : " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." Mantuanus (not Virgil, though sometimes confounded with him) goes farther ; he asserts positively :...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Band 2

1863 - 2409 Seiten
...high , He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to hoast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do Iheir boir.ids dmde; Else why should lie, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the ueedfut...
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Dublin University Magazine, a Literary and Political Journal

George Herbert - 1863
...mgeniuru sine mixtura deinentise ;" which Dryden paraphrases thus, with a qualification : " Great wits arc sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide." Mantuanus (not Virgil, though sometimes confounded with him) goes further ; he asserts positively —...
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The History of India: From the Earliest Ages to the Fall of the East India ...

Robert Hunter - 1863 - 282 Seiten
...great intellect under the designation of great wit, one of the English poets says, — " <ireat wit is sure to madness near allied. And thin partitions do their bounds divide." In this case the partitions seem somehow to have got knocked through, leaving the "wit" and the "madness"...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...high He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin...bounds divide : Else, why should he, with wealth and honours blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he could not please ;...
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Chambers's readings in English poetry

1865
...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 ; Eke why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 Seiten
...disabused ; Created half to rise, and half to fall ; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all ; * Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. BRYDEN, ante, p. 139, " Nullum mngnum ingenium sine mixtura demcntite fuit." Seneca, Du TranqniUilate...
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Chuang-Tzu for Spiritual Transformation: An Analysis of the Inner Chapters

Robert Elliott Allinson - 1989 - 203 Seiten
...remark is so shocking that it does full justice to his mental condition. We are reminded of Dryden's, "Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide." The madman is spontaneity personified. Even more than die cripple, he can get away with saying what...
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