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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors - Page 97
by John Timbs - 1829
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - English poetry - 1777
...unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits arc sure to rrradness near ally'd, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else...bless'd, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? 166 Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease .' And all to...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...funeral, he at the same 9 CHARACTERISTICS, vol. ip 156. vol. hi. p. 189, n. Edinb. 1amo. 1758. 1 " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, " And...divide : " Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, " Deprive his age the needful hours of rest ; " Punish a body which he could not please, " Bankrupt...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 1

John Dryden - 1800
...he at the same 9 CHARACTERISTICKS, vol. ip 156. vol. iii. p. 189,; n. Edinb. 121110. 1758. "» 1 " Great wits are sure to madness near allied, " And...divide : " Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, " Deprive his age the needful hours of rest ; " Punish a body which he could not please, " Bankrupt...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - 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...• " Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, " Deprive his age the needful hours of rest ; " Punish a body which he could not please, " Bankrupt...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...high He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast bis wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their hounds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour hlcss'd, Refuse his age the needful hours...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...high 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...divide ; Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Collated with the Best Editions:

John Dryden, Thomas Park - 1808
...high 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...divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and honour hless'il, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest? Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...•/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...divide ; Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

Social Science - 1809
...high, He sought the storms ; hut, for a Calm noil, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast Iii- tit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin...divide; Else why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hoars of rest? Punish a body which he conld not please; Bankrupt...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1809 - 1016 pages
...waveswenthigh, lie ionght the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. ins. And grant the bad what happiness they wou'd,...which is, to pass for good, Oh blind totruth.andGod's honor blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he could not please -,...
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