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" 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, Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high, He sought the storms ; but for a calm unfit, Would steer... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Pagina 294
1821
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 24

British poets - 1822
...Achitophel was first, A name to all succeeding ages cursed ; For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit ; Restless,...working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-iriform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleased with the danger, when...
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Hudibras: A Poem, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1822
...Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit : Restless, unlix'd in principle and place ; In power unpleas'd, impatient of disgrace ; A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay : And o'er iuform'd the tenement of clay, A daring pilot in1 extremity ; Pleas'd with the danger, when...
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Hudibras: A Poem, Volume 2

Samuel Butler - 1822 - 494 pagina’s
...Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit : Restless, unlix'd in principle and place ; In power unpleas'd, impatient of disgrace ; A fiery soul, 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,...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - 1824
...For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit; Restless, unfiVd in principles and place, In power unpleased, impatient...working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; [high, Pleased with the danger,...
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The Westminster Review, Volume 157

1902
...Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit. Restless, unfixed in principles and place, In power impleased, impatient of disgrace, A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay." IT is to the first Earl of Shaftesbury, Dryden's Achitophel,...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 pagina’s
...Achitophel was first; A name to all succeeding ages curst; For close designs and crooked counsels tit; s, with regard unplcae'd, impatient of disgrace : A fiery soul, which working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body...
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Westminster Hall: Or, Professional Relics and Anecdotes of the Bar, Bench ...

Henry Roscoe - 1825
...calls him— " For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit j Restless, unfix'd in principles and place, In power...working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay." (Alsalom and Achitopkel.) " The discrepancy in the two characters...
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Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical and ..., Volume 9

1826
...and vigour that belong to health. But, the excitement over, his frame sunk beneath the effort, — " A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body ^o ducay, And o'er-iufonnM the tenement of clay." Hail ! and farewell ! KT D G. STAGE DIRECTIONS. The...
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The Foreign Review

1829
...restlessness of his temper, the constant struggle of a gigantic mind with a weak and feeble frame — ' A fiery soul which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay' — -> his eager longing for the liberation of the spirit from the trammels of earthly cares and sufferings,...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - 1832 - 882 pagina’s
...people trust, Well may the baser brass contract a rust. [From Absalom and Achitophel.] THE WIT. A FIBBY 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; Pleased with the danger, when...
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