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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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Ethica; Or, Characteristics of Men, Manners & Books

Arthur Lloyd Windsor - English literature - 1860 - 404 pages
...friends." Achitophel is — "In friendship false, implacable in hate." Achitophel does — " Refuse his age the needful hours of rest, Punish a body which he could not please." In Shaftesbury — " 'Twere crime in any man but him alone, To use a body so, though 'tis one's own."...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862
...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...And all to leave what with his toil he won To that unfeathered two-legged thing, a son ? " Halifax, known as the "Trimmer," who defeated the Exclusion...
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The Literature of Society, Volume 2

Mrs. A. T. Thomson - Authors, English - 1862
...Else why should be, with wwnlth and ho»a«r Most, Ki fuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Puuisb a body which he could not please, Bankrupt of life,...And all to leave what with his toil he won To that unfeatbered two-legg'd thing, a son. ***** In friendship false, implacable in hate, Resolved to ruin,...
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A History of English Literature in a Series of Biographical Sketches

William Francis Collier - American literature - 1862 - 538 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...not please ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease 1 And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeathered two-legged thing— a son. CHARACTER...
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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862
...divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest 1 Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease 1 And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeathered two-legged thing— a son. CHARACTER...
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Readings from the best authors, ed. by A.H. Bryce, Issue 10

Archibald Hamilton Bryce - 1862 - 331 pages
...divide: Else, why should he, with wealth and honours blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest 1 Punish a body which he could not please, Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease? * * * * In friendship false, implacable in hate, Eesolved to ruin or to rule the state. To compass...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863
...of rest ? Punish a body which he could not please; Baukrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease? And ail to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd...while his soul did huddled notions try. And born a sliapeless lump, like anarchy. In friendship false, implacable in hate; Resolv'd lo ruin or to rule...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863 - 2409 pages
...thin partitions do tlieir boir.ids divide; Else why sliuuld he, with wealth and honour blest. Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body...please; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease? And ail to leave what witli lus toil he won, To that nnfeather'd two-lcgg'd thing, a son; Got, while his...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1863 - 2409 pages
...he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his âge thé needful hours of rest ? Punish a body whicli he could not please; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease? And ail to leave what wiih his toil he won, To Ihat nnfeather'd two-lfgg'd thing, a son; Gùt, wbile his...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...thin partitions do their bounds divide : Else, why should he, with wealth and honours blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body...not please ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease ? ******* In friendship false, implacable in hate, Resolved to ruin or to rule the state. To compass...
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