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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 history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862
...; 242 SPECIMENS OF DRYDEN's VERSE. Restless, unfixed in principles and place ; In power unpleasej, impatient of disgrace : A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And e'er-informed the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity ; Pleased with the danger when...
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The Crafting of Absalom and Achitophel: Dryden’s Pen for a Party

W. Thomas, Thomas W.. Keith - 1978 - 239 pagina’s
...While glancing at the ill health of his body, Dryden elaborates on the wit and ambition of his mind: A fiery Soul, which working out its way, Fretted the Pigmy Body to decay: And o'r inform'd the Tenement of Clay. A daring Pilot in extremity; Pleas 'd with the Danger, when...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 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 the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity. Pleased with the danger, when...
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Forum, Volumes 19-21

1981
...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 the tenement of clay. (Extract) If John Dryden had a reader in mind when writing...
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Chapters into Verse: Poetry in English Inspired by the Bible: Volume 1 ...

Robert Atwan, Laurance Wieder - 1993 - 512 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 the tenement of clay. A daring pilot in extremity; Pleased with the danger, when...
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A Legend of the Wars of Montrose, Volume 7,Deel 2

Walter Scott - 1995 - 271 pagina’s
...Ritt-master Dugald Dalgetty, titular of Drumthwacket. Chapter jTour For close designs and crooked counsels fit, Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit, Restless, unfix'd in principles and place, In pow'r unpleased, impatient in disgrace. Absalom andAchitophel THE VILLAGE of Inverara, now a neat county...
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At Zero Point: Discourse, Culture, and Satire in Restoration England

Rose A. Zimbardo - 1998 - 203 pagina’s
...chaotic energy,"turbulent of wit ... Restless, unfixed in principles and place," "for calm unfit," A fiery soul, which, working out its way Fretted the pigmy body to decay And o'er-informed the tenement of clay. [156-158]6" As order begets order, so also Achitophel, the...
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The Skeptical Sublime: Aesthetic Ideology in Pope and the Tory Satirists

James Noggle - 2001 - 288 pagina’s
...a line of self-contradicting figures in post-Restoration literature, including Dryden's Achitophel, "Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit, / Restless, unfix'd in principles and place" (153-4). Wharton, similarly, is 'A Fool, with more of Wit than half mankind, / Too quick for Thought,...
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Who was the Man in the Iron Mask?: And Other Historical Mysteries

Hugh Ross Williamson - 2002 - 377 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...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...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - 2002 - 437 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...disgrace. A fiery soul, which working out its way 1 Fretted the pigmy body to decay, > And o'erinformed the tenement of clay. J A daring pilot in extremity:...
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