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" A daring pilot in extremity; Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. "
The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ... - Page 151
by Francis Wrangham - 1816
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1801
...daring pilot in extremity; r& Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went high Hejsought the storm ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near ally'd, And thin partitions do their bounds divide;...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 3

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...pigmy-body to decay ; And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went high; He sought...for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit." Absalom and Achitophel.] 4 [Bishop Burnet represents him as addicted to judicial astrology:...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...pigmy body to decay, And o'er-infornTd tbe tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; Pleas'd witli the danger, when the waves went high He sought the...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...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...; A fiery soul, which, working out its way, "1 Fretted the pigmy-body to decay, / And o'er-informed the tenement of clay ; -) A daring pilot in extremity...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...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...; A fiery soul, which, working out its way, "^ Fretted the pigmy-body to decay, > And o'er-informed the tenement of clay ; } A daring pilot in extremity...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...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Collated with the Best Editions:

John Dryden, Thomas Park - 1808
...pigmy body to decay, > And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. J A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went high He sought...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...
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Elegant Extracts, Volumes 1-2

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1809
...tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with thedaiigeVu hen the waveswenthigh, lie ionght 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...
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Waller, Butler, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Pomfret, Dorset, Stepney, J ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...pigmy-body to decay, And o'er-infortn'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He sought the storms: but, for a cairn unlit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near ally'd,...
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Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and ..., Volume 3

Arthur Collins - England - 1812
...principles and place ; In power unpleas'd, impatient in disgrace; A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay ; And o'er-inform'd...high, He sought the storms, but for a calm unfit, teer too nigh the sands to boast his wit." leighton, ancestor to the present Duke of Marlborongh, but...
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Peerage of England. ...

Arthur Collins - 1812
...disgrace; A fiery soul. which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay; And o'er-intbrm'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity;...waves went high, He sought the storms, but for a calm unfis, too nigh the sands to boast his wit " Absalom and Actltofitf, Jeighton, ancestor to the present...
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