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" Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot, too cool ; for a drudge, disobedient : And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. "
Biographical sketch. Poetical extracts. Miscellaneous essays. From The bee ... - Page 213
by Washington Irving - 1858
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The Miscellaneous Works of Dr. Goldsmith: Containing All His Essays and Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1792 - 286 lehte
...olt, To perfuadl Tommy Townfend -J- to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers, ftill xvent on refining, And thought of convincing, while they...to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefinan, too proud for a wit { * An eminent attorney. f Mr. T. Tovr»fct<l, member fiat WhiKhurelu....
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Roach's Beauties of the Modern Poets of Great Britain: Carefully Selected ...

John Roach - 1794
...ftraining his throat Tb'perTuade * Tommy Townfend to lend him a vote ; Who, Hoo deep for his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining > Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit ; For...
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The poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith, with the life of the author ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1794
...Who, too deep for his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thoughtof convincing, while they thoughtof dining; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit — Too nice for a ftatefman — too proud for a wit — For a patriot, too cool — for a drudge, difobedient— And...
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The Lounger's Common-place Book, Or, Miscellaneous Anecdotes: A Biographic ...

Jeremiah Whitaker Newman - 1796
...narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. Who, too deep for his hearers, ftill went, on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatelinan, too proud for a wit ;...
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Memoirs of the right honourable Edmund Burke; or, An impartial review of his ...

Charles M'Cormick - 1798
...his throat, " To perfuade Tommy Townfend to lend him a vote : " Who, too deep for his hearers, ftill went on refining, " And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining: " Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, " Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit ;...
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The Annual Necrology, for 1797-8;: Including, Also, Various Articles of ...

1800 - 653 lehte
...his throat, ft To perfuade Tommy Townfhend to lend him » vote ; " Who too Jeep for his hearers ftiil went on refining, " And thought of convincing, while...Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, i( Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit; " For a fatritt tu cool; for a drudge difobedient;...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., 2. köide

Robert Bisset - 1800
...straining his throat. To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers, sfill went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining j Tho. equal to all things, for all things rfnfit, Too n^ce for a statesman, too proud for a wit ;...
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The Port Folio, 4. köide

1810
...Dr. Goldsmith, that nice and acute discerner of character, alluded to this in the following lines, " Who too deep for his hearers still went on refining,...thought of convincing while they thought of dining." This rendered him so unqualified to manage the impeachment against Warren Hastings. The lord chancellor...
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Annual Register, 17. köide

1801
...his throat, To perfuade (m) Tommy Townfend to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Tho' equal to aU things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftntefman, too proud for a wit : For...
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The Poetical Works of Dr. Oliver Goldsmith: Containing His Deserted Village ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1802 - 96 lehte
...throat, To perfuade ( ;) Tommy Townfhend to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nict- for a IfctefnVan, too proud for a wit :...
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