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" Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide... "
Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors - Strana 97
autor/autoři: John Timbs - 1829
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Peerage of England. ...

Arthur Collins - 1812
...contempt by Dryden, in the passage following that already cited : " Great wits to madness surely are allied ; And 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, which he could not please,...
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Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and ..., Svazek 3

Arthur Collins - 1812
...contempt by Dryden, in the passage following that already cited : " Great wits to madness surely are allied ; And 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, which he could not please,...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Svazek 4

Francis Wrangham - 1816
...high, He sought the storms; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show 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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A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ..., Svazek 13

Thomas Bayly Howell - 1816
...sure to madness near ally'd, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else why should he, witb wealth and honour bless'd, Refuse his age the needful...Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt of lile, yet prodigal of ease? And all to leave what with his toil he won, T'i that unteuther'd, two-legg'd...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Svazek 4

Francis Wrangham - 1816
...high, He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to show his wit. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide : * For the superintendence of his grandson's early education the old gentleman fixed upon a learned...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Svazek 11

Ezekiel Sanford - 1819
...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 Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Svazek 11

Ezekiel Sanford - 1819
...went He sought the stormsi but, for a ealm uuIit, 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 i Rise why should he, with wealth and honour bits' Refuse his age the needful hours of rest' Punish...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Svazek 10

1821
...near allied, And thin partitions do their bonds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and ho. nour bless'd, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest,...could not please, Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of case. And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two-legged thing — a son ;...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Svazek 10

1821
...impatient of disgrace ; A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay. Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bonds divide ; Else why should he, with wealth and ho* nour bless'd, Refuse his age the needful hours...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, Svazek 40

1834
...hang on the simple thread of a phrenological subdivision ? May Dryden's couplet — " Great wit is sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide" — • be specially applied to Irishmen ? and must we be content to prove a pendant to the truism...
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