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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 Alexander Pope, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1822
...Absalom and Achitophel ; and particularly by four lines in it that related to Lord Ashley, his father : " And all to leave, what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd, two-Iegg'd thing, a son, Got while his soul did huddled notions try, And born a shapeless lump, like...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1824
...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...leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd, two legged thing, a son ; Got while his soul did huddled notions try, And born a shapeless lump, like...
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A Biographical History of England: from Egbert the Great to the ..., Volume 4

James Granger - Great Britain - 1824
...the lord-chancellor Shaftesbury, speaks with great contempt of Lord Ashley : " Bankrupt of life, and prodigal of ease: And all to leave what with his toil...won. To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing a son." ABSALOM and Ann r. Here the poet evidently alludes to Diogenes's cock, with the feathers plucked off,...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1825 - 562 pages
...with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body whieh he eotdd ve plain. Near yonder eopse, where onee anarehy. In friendship false, implaeable in hate; Resolv'd to ruin or to rule the state. To eompass...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 360 pages
...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 which...leave what with his toil he won, TO that unfeather'd two-legged thing, a son. Dryden. ccccxcvn. The world is so full of ill-nature, that I have lampoons...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 360 pages
...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...And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfcather'd two-legged thing, a son. Dryden. CCCCXCVlL The world is so full of ill-nature, that l have...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1832
...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...he won, To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing, a son ; 170 Got, while his soul did huddled notions try; And born a shapeless lump, like anarchy. In friendship...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1837
...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...he won, To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing, a son ; Such fs the character given by my amiable and ingenious friend, Sir John Dalrymplc, of this celebrated...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1837
...why should he, with wealth and honour hlest, Refuse his age tho needful hours of rest? Punish a hody which he could not please ; Bankrupt of life, yet...he won, To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing, a son ; Such ts the chamcter given hy my amiahle and ingenious friend, Sir John Dalrympie. of this celehrated...
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Lives of Eminent British Statesmen ...: Oliver Cromwell. By John Forster

Statesmen - 1839
...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...leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two-legged thing a son, Got, while his soul did huddled notions try, And born a shapeless lump like...
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