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" Great wits are sure to madness near allied; And thin partitions do their bounds divide: Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest? "
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1904
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 1

John Dryden - 1800 - 442 pages
...funeral, he at the same 9 CHARACTERISTICS, vol. ip 156. vol. hi. p. 189, n. Edinb. 1amo. 1758. 1 " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, " And thin partitions do their bounds divide : " Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, " Deprive his age the needful hours of rest...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...same * CHA.RACTERISTICKS, vol. ip 156. vol. iii. p. 189, n. Edinb. 12 mo. 1758. 1 " Great wits arc sure to madness near allied, " And thin partitions do their bounds divide : • " Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, " Deprive his age the needful hours of rest...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...high He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast bis wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their hounds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour hlcss'd, Refuse his age the needful hours...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...•/He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, \Would steer too nigh' the sands, to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Collated with the Best Editions:

John Dryden, Thomas Park - 1808
...high He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour hless'il, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest? Punish...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...high He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his wit Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1809
...waveswenthigh, lie ionght the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. ins. And grant the bad what happiness they wou'd, One they must want, which is, to pas ; Else why should he, with wealth and honor blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1809
...high, He sought the storms ; hut, for a Calm noil, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast Iii- tit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide; Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hoars of rest? Punish...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 4

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide : * For the superintendence of his grandson's early education the old gentleman fixed upon a learned...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 4

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...high, He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide: Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest; Punish...
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