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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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Selections from the poetry of Dryden: including his plays and translations

John Dryden - 1852 - 350 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...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, Volume 1

John Dryden, John Mitford - 1852
...character, in several respects, in A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger, when the waveswent high He sought the storms ; but for a calm 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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Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1852 - 836 pagina’s
...allied." And again — " A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger when the waves went high, Ho sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit"* * It has never, we believe, been remarked, that two of the most striking lines in the description of...
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The Church of England quarterly review

1852
...pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; hut, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit." When the whole framework of society was threatened with violent disruption, at the period of the reform...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Carruthers - 1853
...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...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 do their bounds divide...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - 1853 - 749 pagina’s
...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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The poetical works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1854
...disgrace ; A fiery soul, which worketh out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity;...for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands, to Ijoast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 3

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1854
...most striking features. Ahithophel is one of the " great wits to madness near allied." And again — " A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger...Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit."* * It has never, we believe, been remarked, that two of the most striking lines in the description of...
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Selections from the English Poets: With Markings of the Best ..., Volume 2

1854
...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...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 bound^ivide ,•*...
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The poetical works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1855
...in extremity; Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high, ieo He sought the storms; but foj a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his i wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else...
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