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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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A commonplace book of epigrams analytically arranged, Nummer 426

Charles Stokes Carey - 1872 - 314 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.— Cluisterfteld . ON ME NASH'S STATUE Nat being placed in the Centre of the Pum1i-room, the Cloch stands....
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1872
...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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The Philology of the English Tongue

John Earle - 1873 - 679 pagina’s
...the busts of Newton and Pope : — 'This picture placed these busts between, Gives satire its full strength; Wisdom and wit are little seen, But folly at full length.' This is a play on two functions of the word little, which must here be thought of as adjective and...
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A History of English Literature: For Junior Classes

Frederick A. Laing - 1873 - 250 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, snuffboxed, red-heeled,...
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Rambles about Bath and Its Neighbourhood

James Tunstall - 1876 - 600 pagina’s
...e'er pen'da joke Severer on mankind. This picture placed these busts between, Gives satire its full strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length." It is certain the lines were suggested by the position occupied by the portrait of Nash between the...
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Epigrams: original and selected [by B. Standring.].

Epigrams - 1877 - 113 pagina’s
...e'er penned a 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. The Brewer's Coachman. HONEST William, an easy and good-natured fellow, Would a little too oft get...
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Five minutes to spare, extracts on varied subjects

John Guard - 1879
...between the busts of Newton and Pope: — This picture placed those busts between, Gives Satire its full strength, Wisdom and Wit are little seen But Folly at full length. Are the spirits of the dead conscious ofus? It is a beautiful belief That ever round our head Are hovering...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1881 - 780 pagina’s
...e'er penn'da joke More cruel on mankind. '' The picture placed the busts between Gives satire its full strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen. But Folly at full length." There is also a full-length picture of Mr. Nash in Simpson's Ball-room, and his statue at full-length...
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Roundabout Papers: To which is Added The Second Funeral of Napoleon ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1882 - 874 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, berufflcd, snuff-boxed, red-heeled,...
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Roundabout Papers: (from the Cornhill Magazine) To which is Added The Second ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1883 - 666 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." 4 -I should like to have seen the Folly. It was a splendid, embroidered, beruffled, snuff-boxed, red-heeled,...
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