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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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Chuang-Tzu for Spiritual Transformation: An Analysis of the Inner Chapters

Robert Elliott Allinson - 1989 - 203 str.
...remark is so shocking that it does full justice to his mental condition. We are reminded of Dryden's, "Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide." The madman is spontaneity personified. Even more than die cripple, he can get away with saying what...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 str.
...To raise up Common-wealths and ruine Kings. (1. 79-84) 2 Great Wits are sure to Madness near alli'd -54) CMoP; LiTA; LiTM; MoAB; MoAmPo; MoBS; OFD; PoRA; TrCP; TrGrPo CANTOS (the follmvin blest, Refuse his Age the needful hours of Rest? (1. 163-166) 3 Nor let his Love enchant your generous...
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Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible: Volume 1 ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - 1993 - 512 str.
...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...bounds divide: Else, why should he, with wealth and honor blessed, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest? Punish a body which he could not please; Bankrupt...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1092 str.
...recognizes genius. SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930). English author. The Valley of Fear, ch. 1 (1915). 17 Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. JOHN DRYDEN (1631-1700). English poet, dramatist, critic. Absj/om and Achitophel, pi. I . 18 Genius...
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Dimensions of Creativity

Margaret A. Boden - 1996 - 242 str.
...respect to certain personality traits, but certainly does not claim identity; it agrees with Dryden that "great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide." This puts the case very neatly; not identity, but "near alliance," with their bounds being divided...
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The Literary Percys: Family History, Gender, and the Southern Imagination

Bertram Wyatt-Brown - 1994 - 110 str.
...popular myths or poetic conceits about such a connection have a validity which is hard to challenge. "Great wits are sure to madness near allied; / and thin partitions do their bounds divide," wrote John Dryden, versifying the notion in the seventeenth century. "Study after study," reported...
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Healing the Split: Integrating Spirit Into Our Understanding of the Mentally ...

John E. Nelson - 1994 - 442 str.
...favor of theory alone. The English poet John Dryden reflected this popular viewpoint when he wrote: Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. We may wonder if Shakespeare was speaking from experience when he wrote in A Midsummer Night's Dream:...
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The Unknown Virginia Woolf

Professor Roger Poole, Roger Poole - 1995 - 289 str.
...being baffled by his own evidence, and come to the conclusion that Dryden was right when he wrote: Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide. The judgement, in its curiously deliberate (self-imposed) insensitivity, does form a part of the larger...
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Purcell: A Biography

Jonathan Keates - 1996 - 304 str.
...disdain for that rationality to which the contemporary ethos increasingly clung. Dryden's famous lines: Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide may have achieved cliche status since they were written, but their implication for Purcell's age was...
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Mould's Medical Anecdotes: Omnibus Edition

R.F Mould - 1996 - 510 str.
...Pope must have known someone like this when he penned those immortal lines in his Essay on Criticism: 'Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide'. Here indeed is a great wit. On health: 'Muddy' look could indicate changes in the writer's emotional...
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