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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... "
Poetical Works - Page 16
by John Dryden - 1808
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Poetical Miscellanies: Consisting of Original Poems and Translations

English poetry - 1714 - 318 pages
...Hours of Reft ; Punifli a Body, which he cou'd not pleafe, Bankrupt of Life, yet prodigal of Eaft; And all, to leave, what with his Toil he won, To that unfeather'd, two-legM Thing, a Son ? Got, Got, while his Soul did huddled Notions try, And born a fliapeiefs Lump,...
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The first (-sixth) part of Miscellany poems, publ. by Mr. Dryden, Part 1

Miscellany poems - 1716
...needful Hows of Reft? ruuiiii a Body which he cou'd not pleale; Bankrapt of Life, yet Prodigal of cafe ? And all to leave, what with his Toil he won, To that...two legg'd thing, a Son : Got, while his Soul did huddl'd Notions tty ; And bom a lhapelefs Lump, like Anarchy. / In Friendlhip falfe, implacable in...
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The first (-sixth) part of Miscellany poems, publ. by Mr. Dryden, Part 1

Miscellany poems - 1716
...ho:.., of iv.-u • Punilh a Body which he cou'd not plcafe ; Bankrupt of Life, yet Prodigal of eafc .' And all to leave, what with his Toil he won, To that unfeathei'd, two legg'd thing, a Son: Cot, while his Soul did huddl'd Notions try j And botn a fliapeleis...
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The miscellaneous works: containing all his original poems, tales ..., Volume 1

John Dryden, Samuel Derrick - Poetry - 1760
...hours of reft ? Punifh a body which he could not pleafe ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of eafe ? And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing, a fon ; Got, while his foul did huddled notions try ; And born a fhapelefs lump,...
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Anecdotes of Polite Literature ...

Literature - 1764
...character of Achitophel is alfo drawn with great art and power of poetry ; how fevere are thefe lines ? And all to leave, what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two legg'd thing, a fon : Got, while his foul did huddled notions tryj And born a fliapelefs lump like anarchy. In friendfhip...
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The Lives of All the Earls and Dukes of Devonshire: Descended from the ...

Joseph Grove - 1764 - 492 pages
...needful hours of reft ? Punifh a body which he cou'd not pleafe ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of eafe? And all to leave, what with his toil he won, To that unfeaiher'd, two legg'd thing, a fon: Got, while his foul did huddled notions try; And born alhapelefs...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - English poetry - 1767
...hours of reft ? Punifh a body which he could not pleafe ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of eafe ? And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two-leg g'd thing, a fon ; Got, while his foul did huddled notions try ; Ar.d born a fhapelefs lump,...
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Original Poems, Volume 1

John Dryden - English poetry - 1773
...hours of reft ? I'unifh a body, which he cculd not pleafe; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of cafe? And all to leave, what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd, two-legg'u thing, a fon j Got, while his foul did huddl'd notions try; And born a fhapelefs lump, like...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - English poetry - 1777
...Else why should he, with wealth and honour bless'd, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? 166 Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt...leave what with his toil 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,...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 13

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...of reft f 5 PvniA Punim a body which he could not pleafe ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of cafe ? And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing, a fon ; Got, while his foul did huddled notions try ; And born a fhapelefs lump,...
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