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" He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. "
Sabrinae corolla in hortulis Regiae scholae salopiensis contexuerunt tres ... - Page 118
edited by - 1890 - 473 pages
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Poetical Miscellanies: Consisting of Original Poems and Translations

Sir Richard Steele - English poetry - 1714 - 318 pages
...Wit : Reftlcfs, unfixt in Principles and Place; In Pow'r unpleas'd, impatient of Difgrace : A firy Soul, which, working out its Way, > Fretted the Pigmy Body to Decay, \ And o'erinforrn'd the Tenement of Clay. J A daring Pilot in Extremity ; Pleas'd with the Danger, when the...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1801
...Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit ; Kestless, unrtx'd in principles and place, In pow'r unpleas'd, impatient of disgrace: A fiery soul, which, working...out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And oVi'-iiiform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; r& Pleas'd with the danger, when...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 3

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...pigmy-body to decay ; And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went high; He sought...Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit." Absalom and Achitophel.] 4 [Bishop Burnet represents him as addicted to judicial astrology: but Mr....
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit ; Restless, imfiv'd hi principles and place, In pow'r unpleas'd, impatient of disgrace ; A fiery soul, which, working...out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-infornTd tbe tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; Pleas'd witli the danger, when the...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 3

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...Letter from Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, Restless, unfixt in principles and place ; In pow'r unpleas'd, impatient of disgrace. A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy-body to decay ; And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd...
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Memoirs of Capt. George Carleton, an English Officer: Including Anecdotes of ...

Daniel Defoe, George Carleton - British - 1808 - 463 pages
...restless tenant within. The famous lines of Dryden might be happily applied to the Earl of Peterborough : A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, :. ' And o'er informed the tenement of clay. , : ... . • , . His face, judging from the print in Dr Birch's...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit ; Restless, unfixed in principles and place; In power unpleased, impatient of disgrace ; A fiery soul, which, working out its way, "^ Fretted the pigmy-body to decay, > And o'er-informed the tenement of clay ; } A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleased...
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Waller, Butler, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Pomfret, Dorset, Stepney, J ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...pigmy-body to decay, And o'er-infortn'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought the storms: but, for a cairn unlit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near ally'd,...
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Hudibras: Poem

Samuel Butler - Great Britain - 1812 - 410 pages
...the tenement of clay. •* A daring pilot in extremity; Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves ran high He sought the storms, but for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his wit.'* V. 355-6. So politic, >!.-. if one eye Upon the other were a spy.] In a poem, entitled the Progress...
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Peerage of England. ...

Arthur Collins - 1812
...and turbulent of wit : Restless, unfix'd in principles and place ; In power unpleas'd, impatient in disgrace; A fiery soul. which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay; And o'er-intbrm'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; Pleased with the danger, when the...
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