Doeg, though without knowing how or why,
Made a still a blundering kind of melody;
Spurr'd boldly on, and dash'd through thick and thin,
Through sense and nonsense, never out nor in;
Free from all meaning whether good or bad,
And in one word, heroically mad.
Quotes, by John Dryden
, Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. II,, l. 412), "Thick and Thin"