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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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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 437 pages
...thin partitions do their bounds divide: Else why should he, with wealth and honour blessed, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest? Punish a body which...And all to leave what with his toil he won To that unfeathered, two-legged thing, a son: 170 Got while his soul did huddled notions try, And born a shapeless...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 967 pages
...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 a body which...And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeathered two-legged thing, a son, 170 Got, while his soul did huddled notions try; And born a shapeless...
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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 432 pages
...Abfalom 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'cl thing a fon ; Got while his foul did huddled notions try, And born a fhapelefs lump, like...
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英國文學史略

Benjamin Ifor Evans - English literature - 2006 - 491 pages
...thin Partitions do their Bounds divide: Else, why should he, with Wealth and Honour blessed, Refuse his Age the needful Hours of Rest? Punish a Body which...And all to leave, what with his Toil he won, To that unfeathered, two-legged thing, a Son. <fA&^tfc> (Religio Laid) ftl the Panther) x| ft ' ffift—WflxfEi^r^W...
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British Political Thought in History, Literature and Theory, 1500–1800

David Armitage - Political Science - 2006
...political capacities of the Earl of Shaftesbury: Else, why should he, with Wealth and Honour blest, Refuse his Age the needful hours of Rest? Punish a Body which...Prodigal of Ease? And all to leave, what with his toyl he won, To that unfeather'd, two leg'd thing, a Son: Got, while his Soul did hudled Notions try;...
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The Making of Restoration Poetry

Paul Hammond - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 230 pages
...Dryden in Absalom and Achitophel describes a mismatch of body and soul in Shaftesbury, who punishes a body which he could not please, Bankrupt of life,...And all to leave what with his toil he won To that unfeathered, two-legged thing, a son: "1- John Browne, Charisma Basilicon, or, The Royal Gift of Healing...
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