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" 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... "
The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now First ... - Page 392
by John Dryden - 1800 - 442 pages
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 13, Page 1

Samuel Johnson - Authors, English - 1779
...hours of reft ? Punifh a body which he could not pleafe ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of cafe ? And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two-Iegg'd thing, a fon ; Got, while his foul did huddled notions try ; And born a fhapelefs lump,...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, in Poetry, Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1791
...hours of reft ' Punifl» a boil) which he could not pleafe ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of cafe ? unfcathcr'dt\\o-legg'd thing, a Son ; Got, while his foul did huddled notions try , And born a ihapelcls...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Dryden. Rochester ...

1793
...needful hours of reft ? Punifh a body which he could not pleafe; Bankrupt of lite, yet prodigal of cafe ? And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfcather'd twc-leeg'd thing, a fon ; Got. while 1rs foul did huddled notions try ; Ard born a (hapelefs...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

English poetry - 1795
...hours of reft ? , Purifli a body which he could not pleaiic; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of caic ? And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeat.icr'J iwo-lcgg'd thing, a fon ; Got while h>s foul did huddled notions try ; And born a Ihupelcfs...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...hours of reii ? Punidi a liiidy which he could not pleafe ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of caic ? And all to leave what with his toil he won To that...unfeather'd two-legg'd thing, a Son ; Got, while his foul did huddled notions try ; And born a fhapeicfs lump, like anarchy. In friendlhip falle, implacable...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1797
...Abfolom and Achitophel ; and particularly by four lines in it that related to Lord Afhley, his father : " And all to leave, what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd, two-legg'd thing, a fon, Got while his foul did huddled notions try, And born a (hapelefs lump, like anarchy." In the character...
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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...all, to leave what with his toil he won, " To that unfcathcr'd two-lcgg'd thing, a son ; " Got while his soul did huddled notions try, " And born a shapeless...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...Edinb. tamo. 1758. 1 •• Great wits are sure to madness near allied, " And dun partitions do (heir bounds divide : '• Else, why should he, with wealth...all, to leave what with his toil he won, " To that unfcathcr'd two-legg'd thing, a son ; " Got while his soul did huddled notions try, " And born a shapeless...
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Dryden. Smyth. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...hours of reft ? Punifli a body which he could rot p!eafe; Bankrupt of lifcj yit prodigal of eafe ? ; Bb unfeathcr'd tvro-legj'd thing, a fon ; Cot, while his foul did huddled r.otions try ; Arc! bo-n a fhapelcfs...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1801
...thin partitions do their bounds divide; Else why should he, with wealth and honour bless'd, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body...won, To that unfeather'd, two-legg'd thing, a son ; I70 Got while his soul did huddled notions try, And born a shapeless lump, like Anarchy. In friendship...
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