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" This picture, placed these busts between, Gives satire all its strength : Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length. "
The Quarterly Review - Pagina 347
geredigeerd door - 1912
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, including a variety ..., Volume 3

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837 - 536 pagina’s
...e'er penn'da joke More cruel on mankind. " The picture plac'd the busts between Gives satire all her strength; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length." The second is as follows: — " The old Egyptians hid their wit In hieroglyphic dress, To give men...
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Glimpses of the Old world; or, Excursions on the Continent, and in ..., Volume 2

John Alonzo Clark - 1840 - 588 pagina’s
...an ass, Now blunt, and now polite. " The statue placed the busts between, Adds to the thought much strength : Wisdom and wit are little seen, But folly at full length !" Nash seems to have been a vain, giddy, reckless character, who acquired his money easily at the...
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Glimpses of the Old world; or, Excursions on the Continent, and in ..., Volume 2

John Alonzo Clark - 1840 - 476 pagina’s
...an ass, Now blunt, and now polite. " The statue placed the busts between, Adds to the thought much strength : Wisdom and wit are little seen, But folly at full length !" • Nash seems to have been a vain, giddy, reckless character, who acquired his money easily at...
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The Living Age, Volume 245

1905
...Newton, occasioning Chesterfield's epigram:— The picture placed the busts between Gives satire Its full strength; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length. A life-sized statue was erected In the Pump-Room. He held levees, and when he visited his colony of...
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The Illuminated Magazine, Volume 2

William James Linton - 1844 - 340 pagina’s
...e'er penn'da joke, More cruel on mankind. The picture placed the busts between, Gives satire all her strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length." A statue of Beau Nash is appropriately placed in the Pump-Room at Bath — but he wants the busts....
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 48;Volume 82

1845 - 560 pagina’s
...and Newton, in the pump-room at Bath : 'This picture placed the busts between, Gives satire all its strength ; Wisdom and wit are little seen, But folly at full length.' Perhaps his best bon-mot was that on hearing of the marriage of a man of low family, with the daughter...
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The seasons, ed. with notes by A.T. Thomson

James Thomson - 1847 - 502 pagina’s
...produced from his lordship this epigram : — This picture plac'd the busts between, Gives satire all its strength ; Wisdom and wit are little seen, But folly at full length. After he became irremediably deaf, he used to say, " In spite of my strong hereditary right to deafness,...
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Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards

William Andrew Chatto - 1848 - 426 pagina’s
...memory and the taste of the corporation : " The Statue, placed these busts between, Gives Satire all its strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length." The Earl of Chesterfield was a frequent visitor at Bath, where he found many admirers of his wit, and...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 59

1879
...e'er penn'da joke More cruel on Mankind. This picture plac'd the busts between, Gives satyr all bis strength ; Wisdom and wit are little seen, But Folly at full length." Nash died in 1761, and his life, written by Oliver Goldsmith, was published in 1702. In this (p. 127)...
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Habits and Men: With Remnants of Record Touching the Makers of Both

Dr. Doran (John) - 1854 - 436 pagina’s
...well known, but it is worth repeating : — " This statue placed the busts between, Adds to the satire strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length." This is neat, and also original. The idea was applied by the Paris wits in an epigram on the group...
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