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" A daring pilot in extremity; Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. "
The Life of John Locke - Pagina 137
door Henry Richard Fox Bourne - 1876
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 130

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1871
...daring pilot in extremity Pleased with the danger when the waves went high, Ho sought the storms : hut, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit.' ' The dates of the two poems will,' he suggests, ' explain this discrepancy: the third part of "Hudibras"...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 11

Ezekiel Sanford - 1819
...pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went high He sought...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 ; Else why should...
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The Westminster Review, Volume 157

1902
...taken their opinion from the better known verdict of the laureate: " A. daring pilot in adversity, Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high,...Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his wit." "My Lords," said Shaftesbury in 1G79, "I never study either to make my court or to be popular. I always...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - 1824
...Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; [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 ; Else why should...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 pagina’s
...pigmy body to decay, And o'er inform' d the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought the storms; but, for a calm un6t, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near ally'd,...
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New elegant extracts; a selection from the most eminent British poets and ...

New elegant extracts - 1827
...tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; [high, Pleased with the danger, when the waves went 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; Else why should...
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The poetical works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1832 - 324 pagina’s
...this Appendix will set his character, in several respects, in A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went hig-h He sought...unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. a new light in the world. They will show that he had no hand in the Duchess of Orleans's treaty, made...
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Beauties of the British Poets: Being a Pocket Dictionary of Their Most ...

1834 - 317 pagina’s
...pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inforra'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought...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; Else why should...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1837
...expression of passion more dangerous than thai of* clamour and confusion, bringing up iho rear. Ho sought 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 their bounds divide ; Else why should...
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Eminent British Statesmen: Oliver Cromwell, by J. Forster

1839
...pigmy body to decay, And o'er inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought...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 ; Else why should...
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