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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 Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1805 - 148 lehte
...for mankind : Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuadeTommyTownshendi to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers,...unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; ' Mr. T. Townshend, Member for Whitchurch. H For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge disobedient ;...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 lehte
...Tho* fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend * tolendhimavote; Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Tho* equal to all things, for all .things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ;...
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Essay on Irish bulls, by R. L. and M. Edgeworth

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - 1808 - 280 lehte
...conversation wa s renewed by the english gentleman's repeating Goldsmith's celebrated lines on Burke " Who too deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, whilst they thought of dining, In short 'twas his fate unernploy'd or in place, sir, To eat mutton...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, 2. köide

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...for mankind. Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat, To persuade Tommy Townsendf to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers,...disobedient ; And too fond of the right, to pursue the exfiedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B: With the Life of the Author ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809 - 93 lehte
...his throat, To perfuade Tommy Townfhendtf to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thought of convincing, while...all things, for all things unfit — Too nice for a ftatefman — too proud for a wit— For a patriot, too cool — for a drudge, difobedieiit— And...
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La Belle Assemblée, 6. köide

1809
...learning, yet straining his throat To pusnadV Tommy Towiishcnd * to lend him • rote: II lie, tuo dvep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining; TV equal to all things, for all thintrs unfit, Tii) nic< for a sUte&inan, too proud fur a iril : For...
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Enfield's Guide to Elocution: Improved and Classically Divided Into Six ...

John Sabine - 1810 - 295 lehte
...learning, yet straining his throat, To persuade Tommy Townsend to lend him a vote; . .... .'-. Who, \ Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit; Fora patriot too cool; for a drudge disobedient; And too fond of the right, to pursue the expedient....
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Smart, Wilkie, P. Whitehead, Fawkes, Lovibond, Harte, Langhorne, Goldsmith ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...[fining. Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on reAnd thought of convincing, while they thoag'a: of dining; Though equal to all things, for all things...unfit ; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit , where the doctor, and the friends he has characterised in this poein, occasionally dined. " Dr. Barnard,...
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Encyclop¿dia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences ..., 5. köide

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810
...ftraining his throat To perfuade Tommy Townihend to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers, (till went on refining, And thought of convincing while...Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Ton nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too coot; for a drudge difobedient ;...
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The Friend;: A Series of Essays, 1. köide

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1812 - 448 lehte
...learning, yet straining his throat, To persuade Tommy Townshend to give him a vote ; Who too de»p for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining." And if in consequence it was his fate to " cut blocks with a razor" I may be permitted to add, that...
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