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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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Chambers's readings in English poetry

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
...And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Eke 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 . . . In friendship false, implacable in hate ; Resolved to ruin or to rule the state : To compass...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1865 - 480 pages
...wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide.* Part i. Line 163. And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing, a son. Part i. Line 169 Resolved to ruin or to rule the state. Part i. Line 174. • What thin partitions...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1866
...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...won, To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing, a son; Gut, while his soul did huddled notions try, And born a shapeless lump, like anarchy. In friendship...
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Gems of English poetry from Chaucer to the present times, selected and ...

Mary Anne Marzials - English poetry - 1867 - 295 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 ? THE WAR-HORSE. THE fiery courser, when he hears from far The sprightly trumpets and the shouts of...
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Gems of English poetry from Chaucer to the present times, selected and ...

Mary Anne Marzials - English poetry - 1867 - 295 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 ? THE WAR-HORSE. THE fiery courser, when he hears from far The sprightly trumpets and the shouts of...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Containing Original Poems, Tales, and ...

John Dryden - 1867 - 445 pages
...; Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, J65 Refqpe his age the needful hours of rest 1 p ? on their return to the latter, " Miss Anne Hyde, whom we have just left, is certainly married to...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 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 sen, Got, while his soul did huddled notions try, And born a shapeless...
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Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible: Volume 1 ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - Poetry - 1993 - 512 pages
...thin partitions do their bounds divide: Else, why should he, with wealth and honor 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: Got, while his soul did huddled notions try; And born a shapeless...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...DRYDEN, (1 631-1 700) British poet, dramatist, critic. Albanat, in King Arthur, act 1,sc. 1 (1691). 3 And all to leave what with his toil he won To that unfeathered two-legged thing, a son. JOHN DRYDEN, (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist, critic. "Absalom...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...commonwealths and ruin kings. 3021 Absalom and Achitophel Why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse unfeathered two-legged thing, a son. 3022 Absalom and Achitophel In friendship false, implacable in...
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