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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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Selections from the Poetry of Dryden: Including His Plays and Translations

John Dryden - 1852 - 350 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...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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Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1852
...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, 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 Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - 1853
...sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boost his wit. Great wit» are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions...divide ;* Else why should he, with wealth and honour bleat. Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he could not plejise ; Bankrupt...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Band 3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...That system only, but the whole must fall, 250 11 [Taken from Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel: — " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide."] In first edition : — " Ethereal essence, spirit, substance, man." Let earth, unbalanced, from her...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by R. Carruthers, Band 3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...only, but the whole must fall. 250 W [Taken from Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel :— " Great vita are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide."] In first edition : — "Ethereal essence, spirit, substance, man." Let earth, unbalanced, from her...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1853 - 664 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...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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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Band 1

John Dryden - 1854 - 324 Seiten
...she offered her every thing at the table, renders this suspicion of mine indisputable.' Lord SouthAnd 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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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1855 - 576 Seiten
...is not wit that brings a man to hanging, That goes not further than a harmless banging. Buekingham. 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 whieh he eould not please ! Bankrupt...
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General Report on Public Instruction in the Bengal Presidency

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 - 749 Seiten
...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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