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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 97
von John Timbs - 1829
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The Falls of Niagara: Or Tourist's Guide to this Wonder of Nature, Including ...

Samuel De Veaux - 1839 - 168 Seiten
...not wonderful, that in beholding the general infatuation, he, too, should become beside himself. " Great wits are, sure, to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide,'* Ratllbun— his fall. His own schemes of ambition were boundless, and, besides, he had the visionary...
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The Falls of Niagara: Or Tourist's Guide to this Wonder of Nature, Including ...

Samuel De Veaux - 1839 - 168 Seiten
...that in beholding the general infatuation, he, too, should become beside himself. " Great wits arc, sure, to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide," Rathbun — his fall. His own schemes of ambition were boundless, and, besides, he had the visionary...
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The Table Talker: Or, Brief Essays on Society and Literature, Band 2

Johnstone - 1840
...were 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...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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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - 1841 - 716 Seiten
...high, He sought the storms ; but for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. ndering at their height through airy channels Still to new blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1843
...intellect are not only unimpaired, but frequently of the highest and brightest order. ' Great wit is sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide.' So sang Dryden ; and a long list of illustrious eccentrics might be produced to support his theory....
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Y Traethodydd, Band 62

1907
...belong." Gelwir hi weithiau yn wallgofrwydd dwyfol, a cheir gan Dryden y bardd y geiriau adnabyddus : " Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide.'1 Deil Lombroso ac eraill fod cysylltiad tra agos rhwng athrylith a gwallgofrwydd — lien...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits6 are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; 1 Johnson. " Lives of the Poets." 8 From the Satire of "Absalom and Achitophel" — considered by...
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Wit and humour, selected from the English poets; with an illustrative essay ...

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 357 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 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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