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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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Chambers's readings in English poetry

1865
...disgrace : A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity...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 ; Eke why should...
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The works of lord Macaulay, complete, ed. by lady Trevelyan, Volume 6

Thomas Babington baron Macaulay - 1866
...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 neyei. we believe, teen re- lines in the description of Ahithophel marked, that twg of t^e...
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Poetical Works: With a Memoir, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1866
...in a new light in the world. They will show that he had no A daring pilot in extremity ; ' I'leas'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, hand in the Dnchess of Orleans's treaty, made at Dover...
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The Works of Lord Macaulay, Complete: Critical and historical essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1866
...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...storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh thn sands to boast his wit." * * It has never, we belieje, been re- lines in the description of Ahithophel...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pagina’s
...disgrace; A fiery soul, which working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay And o'er informed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity....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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St. Martin's Anthologies of English Literature: Volume 3, Restoration and ...

Ian McGowan - 1990 - 584 pagina’s
...the pigmy body to decay, / And o'er-informed the tenement of clay. J A daring pilot in extremity; 160 Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high...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: 165 Else, why...
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Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible: Volume 1 ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - 1993 - 512 pagina’s
...disgrace. A fiery soul, which working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay: And o'er informed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity;...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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Prairie University: A History of the University of Nebraska

Robert E. Knoll - 1995 - 223 pagina’s
...absolute idealist. Spoiling for a fight, he was willing, even eager, to be a martyr; he was A dar1ng pilot in extremity: Pleased with the danger, when...unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his wit.26 Persinger was out of step: patriotism was all the fashion. On 18 April Governor Keith Neville...
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Restoration Theatre and Crisis

Susan J. Owen - 1996 - 356 pagina’s
...imagery in Absalom and Achttophel, where Shaftesbury is described as 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. (159-62) The republican senator Priuli is cowardly and incompetent, rather than fanatical, like Shaftesbury,...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 pagina’s
...Fretted the pigmy body to decay. .-\/).Ч(|/<шт íiml Ai'liítí>i>ln'l ( l 68 1 ) pt. 1,1. 150 1 A daring pilot in extremity; Pleased with the danger,...waves went high He sought the storms; but for a calm unlit. .Mvufuni imil At'ltilophel ( 1 68 1 1 pt. i, I. i 59 2 Great wits are sure to madness near allied,...
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