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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 Quarterly Review, Volume 216

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1912 - 652 pagina’s
...him not enough at a ball to preside, The unwary and beautiful nymph would he guide ; Oft tell h^ra tale, how the credulous maid By man, by perfidious...with the profits of the gaming tables at Bath and Tunbridge ; and in 1748 he was accused of having appropriated some funds raised for a charitable purpose....
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Y Cymmrodor, Volumes 24-25

1913 - 1066 pagina’s
...Lord Chesterfield satirised it as follows : — The statue placed the busts between Adds to the satire strength, Wisdom and wit are little seen, But Folly at full length. But the Corporation of Bath were no whit abashed. They revered the Creator of the fame and prosperity...
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Selected Essays

Claude Moore Fuess - 1914 - 244 pagina’s
...This led Lord Chesterfield8 to write: — "This statue placed the busts between Adds to the satire strength, Wisdom and wit are little seen, But folly at full length." Lord Chesterfield himself had nothing in common with the absurd imitation gentleman, and yet the gentleman...
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The Bee and Other Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1914 - 434 pagina’s
...e'er penn'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. There is also a full-length picture of Mr. Nash in Simpson's Ballroom ; and his statue at full length...
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Story, Essay, and Verse: Modern Prose and Poetry Selected from the Atlantic ...

Charles Swain Thomas, Harry Gilbert Paul - 1921 - 416 pagina’s
...Newton. This led Lord Chesterfield to write: — This statue placed the busts between Adds to the satire strength, Wisdom and wit are little seen, But folly at full length. Lord Chesterfield himself had nothing in common with the absurd imitation gentlemen, and yet the gentleman...
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Chesterfield and His Critics

Roger Coxon - 1925 - 348 pagina’s
...e'er penned a joke More cruel on mankind. This picture, plac'd the busts between, Gives satire all its strength ; Wisdom and Wit are little seen But Folly at full length." 1 There is certainly little else in Chesterfield's verse approaching this — dare we say ? — somewhat...
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Epigrams, Wit & Wisdom in Brief

Walter Jerrold - 1926 - 243 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. Earl of Chesterfield. ON SAMUEL RICHARDSON'S " CLARISSA." This work is Nature's ; every tittle in't,...
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The Book of Humorous Verse

1920 - 1002 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." Lord Chesterfield. ON SCOTLAND " HAD Cain been Scot, God would have changed his doom; Nor forced him...
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American Illustrated Magazine, Volume 4

1877 - 792 pagina’s
...Pope Rod Newton is particularly neat : " This picture placed the busts between, Gives satire all its strength; "Wisdom and Wit are little seen, But Folly at full length." Sir Thomas Eobinson, who was very tall, challenged him to an impromptu, upon which he wrote : " Unlike...
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A collection of oddities; or, New world of wit

Democritus (junior, pseud.) - 1810 - 240 pagina’s
...himself, e'er penn'da joke Severer on mankind. The picture plac'd"the busts between Adds to to the satire strength ; Wisdom and wit are little seen, But folly at full length. Odd Notions of Liberty. A respectable tradesman, in Liverpool, finding two or three of his best workmen...
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