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" A daring pilot in extremity; Pleas'd 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 Lives of All the Earls and Dukes of Devonshire: Descended from the ... - Page 83
by Joseph Grove - 1764 - 492 pages
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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 wou'd he,...
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The miscellaneous works: containing all his original poems, tales ..., Volume 1

John Dryden, Samuel Derrick - Poetry - 1760
...pigmy-body to decay, And o'er-inform'd 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 fteer too nigh the fands to boaft his wit. Great wits are fure to madnefs near ally'd, And thin partitions...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - English poetry - 1767
...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...He fought the ftorm.s ; but for a calm unfit Would fteer too nigh the fands to boaft his wit. Great wits are fure to madnefs near ally'd, And thin partitions...
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Original Poems, Volume 1

John Dryden - English poetry - 1773
...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 ; 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 are fure...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 13

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...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 ; Pleas'd with the danger...fands to boaft his wit. Great wits are fure to madnefs near ally'd, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Elfe why mould he, with wealth and honour...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 13-14

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...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 ; Pleas'd with the danger...He fought the ftorms; but, for a calm unfit, Would fteer too nigh the fands to boaft his wit. Great wits are fure to madnefs near ally'd, And thin partitions...
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The Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...with the danger when the waves went high, He fought the ftorms ; but, for a calm unfit, Would lteer too nigh the fands to boaft his wit. Great wits are fure to madnefs near ally'd, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Elfe why mould he, with wealth and honour...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive and Entertaining: In Poetry, from ..., Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1791 - 945 pages
...which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy-body to decay, And o'cr-inform'd the tenement of clay. gton" K7- 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
...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 fleer too nigh the fands (o loaft his wit. Great wits are fure to madnefs near aJly'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
...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 ; Pleas'd 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." Absalom...
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