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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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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - 1856 - 358 pagina’s
...ease, In him alone 't was natural to please. Absolom and Achitophel — Continued Part i. Line 156. A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er informed the tenement of clay. Part i. Line 163.. Great wits are sure to madness near allied,...
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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - 1857 - 412 pagina’s
...For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit ; Restless, unfixed in principles and place, In power unpleased, impatient...working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'erinformed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity, Pleased with the danger when the...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 101

1857
...was beating quicker with the mighty events which were passing, was torture to a mind like his : — ' A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed its tenement of clay.' The glorious battle-ground from which he was kept back rendered...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1859
...Sagacious, hold, and turhulent of wit ; Restless, unfix'd in principles and place ; In power unpleos'd, impatient of disgrace : A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy hody to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; [high Pleas'd...
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Mysteries of Life, Death, and Futurity: Illustrated from the Best and Latest ...

John Timbs - 1861 - 276 pagina’s
...lines are quoted, how truly are insane workings portrayed in the character of "the false Achitopel : " A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er inform' d the tenements of clay. * • Absolom and Achitopel. This character of Shaftesbury,...
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The Literature of Society, Volume 2

Mrs. A. T. Thomson - 1862
...curst, For close designs, and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit. Bestless, unfix'd in principles and place, In power unpleased,...working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay, A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleased with the dangers when...
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Readings from the best authors, ed. by A.H. Bryce, Nummer 10

Archibald Hamilton Bryce - 1862 - 331 pagina’s
...For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit: Restless, unfixed in principles and place; In power unpleased, impatient...working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed its tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; Pleased with the danger, when...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862
...Dryden's satire, whose character the poet portrayed in those famous lines, — " Restless, unfixed in principles and place, In power unpleased, impatient...working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay." Sharing the Whig opinions of his patron, Locke came in also...
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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...designs, and crooked counsels fit ; Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit ; • Restless, unfix' d in principles and place ; In power unpleased, impatient...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 ; Pleased...
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Black's Guide to the South-western Counties of England: Dorsetshire

1862 - 417 pagina’s
...Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit ; Eestless, unfix'd in principles 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. . . Yet fame deserv'd no enemy can grudge ; The statesman we...
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