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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 Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Biographies. Reviews. Animated Nature. Cock ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1854 - 478 pagina’s
...e'er penn'da joke More cruel on mankind. " The picture plac'd the busts between Gives satire its full strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length." ' 1 I find this epigram for the first time in print in the Gentleman'! Magazine of February 1741 (p....
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Habits and Men: With Remnants of Record Touching the Makers of Both

Dr. Doran (John) - 1855 - 402 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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The Miscellaneous Works: The vicar of Wakefield

Oliver Goldsmith - 1856
...an ass, Now blunt, aml now polite. "The picture plac'd the busts between, Adds to the thought much strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length." Campbell'! BHtith Poit!, TO', T, p. 260. ] The example of the corporation was. followed by all his...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 50

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1857 - 718 pagina’s
...penned a joke More cruel on mankind. ' ' The picture placed the busta between (rives Satire all its strength : Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But FOLLY at full length.' ' Тнв ' Guide-Book to New- York,' calls the City-Hall the most imposing edifice in Manhattan: '...
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The Humorous Poetry of the English Language: From Chaucer to Saxe ...

James Parton - 1857 - 706 pagina’s
...e'er penn'da joke More cruel on mankind. " The picture placed the busts between, Gives satire all its strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen — But Folly at full length." ON SCOTLAND. CLEVELAND. " HAD Cain been Scot, God would have changed his doom; Nor forced him wander,...
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The Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 8

1858
...by his friend Lord Chesterfield : — " 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 constant habitue, at Baih, THE BOOKS OF THE FOUR KINGS. where he indulged...
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Biographical and Critical Essays: Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and ...

Abraham Hayward - 1859 - 476 pagina’s
...and Newton, in the pumproom 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 on hearing of the marriage of a man of low family with the daughter of...
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Sydney Smith

Abraham Hayward - 1858
...and Newton, in the pumproom 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 on hearing of the marriage of a man of low family with the daughter of...
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The wits and beaux of society, by Grace and Philip Wharton, Volume 1

Katherine Thomson - 1860
...Chesterfield some well-known lines : — ' This statue placed the busts between Adds to the satire strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length.' • Meanwhile his private character was none of the best. He had in early life had one attachment,...
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The Four Georges: Sketches of Manners, Morals, Court and Town Life

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1860 - 104 pagina’s
...between the busts of Newton and Pope : " This picture, placed these busts between, Gives satire all its strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length." I should like to have seen the Folly. It was a splendid, embroidered, beruffled, snuff-boxed, red-heeled,...
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