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" He sought the storms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would steer too nigh the sands to boast his wit. "
A catalogue of the royal and noble authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland ... - Page 252
by Horace Walpole, Thomas Park - 1806
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Poetical Miscellanies: Consisting of Original Poems and Translations

English poetry - 1714 - 318 pages
...working out its Way, > Fretted the Pigmy Body to Decay, \ And o'erinforrn'd the Tenement of Clay. J A daring Pilot in Extremity ; Pleas'd with the Danger, when the Waves went high, He fought the Storm ; but, for a Calm unfit, Would fteer too nigh the Sands, to boaft his Wit : O, why...
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The first (-sixth) part of Miscellany poems, publ. by Mr. Dryden, Part 1

Miscellany poems - 1716
...Turbulent of Wit : Kcftlefs, unfixt in Principles and Place ; In Pow't unpleas'd, impatient of Difgrace. A fiery Soul which working out its way, fretted the Pigmy-Body to decay ; And o'er-mform'd the Tenement of Clay. A daring Pilot in extremity ; [high : ricas'd with the Danger, when...
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The miscellaneous works: containing all his original poems, tales ..., Volume 1

John Dryden, Samuel Derrick - Poetry - 1760
...unfix'd in principles and place ; In pow'r unpleas'd, impatient of difgrace : VOL. I, M A fiery foul, which working out its way, Fretted the pigmy-body...the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'dwith the danger when the waves went high, He fought the ftorms ; but for a calm unfit, Would...
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The Lives of All the Earls and Dukes of Devonshire: Descended from the ...

Joseph Grove - 1764 - 492 pages
...working out its way, -j Fretted the pigmy-body to decay; f. And o'er inform'd the tenement cf clay. i A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went high He fought the ftorms: but for a calm unfit, Would fleer too nigh the fands, to boaft his wit. Great wits...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - English poetry - 1767
...difgrace : A fie;^" . which working out its way, FrettiS 'u* pigmy-body to decay, And o\.e inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity...Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He fought the ftorm.s ; but for a calm unfit Would fteer too nigh the fands to boaft his wit. Great wits...
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Original Poems, Volume 1

John Dryden - English poetry - 1773
...unpleas'd, impatient of difgrace : A fiery foul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay....Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went high, He fought the florm ; but, for a calm unfit, Would fteer too nigh the fands, to boaft his wit. Great wits...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 13

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...Reftlefs, unfix'd in principles and place ; In power unpleas'd, impatient of difgrace : A fiery foul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy-body...Pleas'd with the danger when the waves went high, He fought the ftorms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would fleer too nigh the fands to boaft his wit. Great wits...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 13, Page 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...working out its way, 1 Fretted the pigmy-body to decay, f 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 fought the ftorms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would fteer too nigh the fands to boaft his wit. Great wits...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive and Entertaining: In Poetry, from ..., Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1791 - 945 pages
...dilgracc : A ticry foul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy-body to decay, And o'cr-inform'd wenthigh, He fought the ftorms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would ftcer too nigh the Hinds to boaft his...
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Dryden. Smyth. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...unpleas'd, impatient of dif^racc : A fiery foul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy -body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; Plcas'd wit!i the dancer when the waves went high, He fought the ftorms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would...
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