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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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Works, Band 2

Leigh Hunt - 1859
...for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show hi* 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 pi ease, Bankrupt...
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Report of Her Majesty's Civil Service Commissioners: Together ..., Bände 4-5

1859
...extensive view, Survey mankind from China to Peru. (5.) None but the brave deserves the fair. (6.) Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide, (7.) For why ? the good old rule Sufficeth them, the simple plan, That they should take who have the...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, Band 1

John Dryden - 1859
...rear. He sought the storms ; hat, 'or a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the saz*ds to hoast his wit Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their hounds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour hleat, Refuse his age the needful hours...
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Ethica; Or, Characteristics of Men, Manners & Books

Arthur Lloyd Windsor - 1860 - 404 Seiten
...his best friends." Achitophel is — "In friendship false, implacable in hate." Achitophel does — " Refuse his age the needful hours of rest, Punish a body which he could not please." In Shaftesbury — " 'Twere crime in any man but him alone, To use a body so, though 'tis one's own."...
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Mysteries of Life, Death, and Futurity: Illustrated from the Best and Latest ...

John Timbs - 1861 - 276 Seiten
...altogether incompatible with intermissions of extraordinary brightness. Dryden has sung with nervous truth : Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. And, in the masterly satire whence these lines are quoted, how truly are insane workings portrayed...
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A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862 - 538 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 Literature of Society, Band 2

Mrs. A. T. Thomson - 1862
...high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, f 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, Befuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punioh a body which he could not please. Bankrupt...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862
...working out its way Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er informed the tenement of clay. ***** 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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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...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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Readings from the best authors, ed. by A.H. Bryce, Ausgabe 10

Archibald Hamilton Bryce - 1862 - 331 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...bounds divide: Else, why should he, with wealth and honours blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest 1 Punish a body which he could not please,...
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