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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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Lyra Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Social and Occasional ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson, Coulson Kernahan - 1891 - 460 pagina’s
...BETWEEN 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. Mrs. Jane Brereton. CXLl. ON THE ABOVE LINES. IMMORTAL Newton never spoke More truth than here you'll...
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Gray Days and Gold in England and Scotland

William Winter - 1892 - 352 pagina’s
...suggested by that singular group : — " This statue placed these busts between Hives satire all its strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length." Folly, though, is a word that carries a different meaning to different ears. Douglas Jerrold made a...
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The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, with the ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1892 - 504 pagina’s
...e'er penned a joke Severer on mankind. This picture placed the busts between, Gives satire all its strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length ! " hard to say who received the strongest assurances, as it would be to determine who credited them...
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The Life and Times of Ralph Allen of Prior Park, Bath, Introduced by a Short ...

Robert Edward Myhill Peach - 1895 - 286 pagina’s
...an ass, Now blunt, and now polite. " The picture, placed the busts between, Adds to the thought much strength ; Wisdom and wit are little seen, But folly at full length." It may also be added that the statue which is constantly referred to as the supposed picture between...
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The Four Georges: Sketches and Travels in London

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1896 - 420 pagina’s
...the busts of Newton and Pope : — " This picture, placed these busts between, Gives satire nil 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, redheeled,...
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Literary Byways

William Andrews - 1898 - 266 pagina’s
...e'er penn'da joke More cruel on mankind. The picture, plac'd the busts between, Gives satire all its strength : Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length." Stephen Duck's poetry and progress in life gave rise to some lively lines by the lampooners of the...
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Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of ..., Volume 30

Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art - 1898 - 592 pagina’s
...Sir Isaac Newton and Mr. Pope : •< The picture placed the busts between, Adds to the thought much strength ; Wisdom and wit are little seen, But folly at full length." Dryden said : " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide."...
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History of the Judiciary of Massachusetts: Including the Plymouth and ...

William Thomas Davis - 1900 - 486 pagina’s
...Jane Brereton in the following couplet : The picture, placed the busts between, Gives satire all its strength; Wisdom and wit are little seen, But Folly at full length. The following illustrates the humor of Judge Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, who though a man of the warmest...
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Nineteenth Century and After, Volume 50

1901 - 1158 pagina’s
...Newton and Pope, which called forth Chesterfield's epigram : — This picture plac'd the busts hetween Gives Satyr all his strength ; Wisdom and wit are little seen, But folly at full length. The method of taking the Bath waters was somewhat strange, or would be thought so now. The patients...
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 23

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1885
...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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