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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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Speeches in Parliament: Of the Right Honourable William Windham, 1. köide

William Windham - 1812
...friend and patron Mr. Burke, as Goldsmith whimsically described him, " Too deep for kis hearers, he went on refining, " And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining."' The harshness with which many members, against their better judgment, were too frequently disposed...
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Some account of the life of ... William Windham; intended as a preface to ...

Thomas Amyot - 1812 - 175 lehte
...friend and patron Mr. Burke, as Goldsmith whimsically described him, " Too deep for his hearers, he went on refining, " And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining." The harshness with which many members, against their better judgment, were too frequently disposed...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith ...: To which is Prefixed an Account ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1813 - 107 lehte
...mankind. Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat, To persuade £Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote; Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on rer fining, And thought of convincing, while they thought «f (lining ; * Tide pij?e 89. , f Vide pige...
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The Poetical Works, Complete, of Oliver Goldsmith ... with Some Account of ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1816 - 149 lehte
...with all learning, yet straining his r-» throat, , To persuade Tommy Townshend ' to lend him a vote 5 Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining;...unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit;,^ t i Mr. T. Townshend, member for Whitclmrch. For a patriot too cool; for a drudge disobedient; And...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, 2. köide

Elegant extracts - 1816
...for his hearers, still went on refining, [of dining; And thought of convincing, while they thought Though equal to all things, for all things unfit,...drudge disobedient ; And too fond of the right to pu rsue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd or in place, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and...
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The Poetical Works, and Essays, of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 253 lehte
...mankind ; Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend * to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers,...proud for a wit ; For a patriot, too cool ; for a drndge, disohedient; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, imemploy'd,...
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Biographia Literaria: Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary ..., 1. köide

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1817 - 309 lehte
...parliamentary auditors, yet the 183 cultivated classes throughout Europe have reason to be thankful, that he went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining. Our very sign boards (said an illustrious friend to me) give evidence, that there has been a TITIAN...
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The poems and plays of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 254 lehte
...for mankind. Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend 1 to lend him a vote; Who, too deep for his hearers,...refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dming; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a...
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The Deserted Village, Traveller, and Miscellaneous Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1819 - 108 lehte
...convincing while they thought of dining ; : Though pqual <o all things, for all things unfit, Too nice lor a statesman, too proud for a wit ; "For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, disobedi* ent; And too foud of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1821 - 216 lehte
...mankind. Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat, To persuade §Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers,...thought of convincing, while they thought of dining , * An eminent attorney. t Vide page G8. t Vide page 68. §Mr. T. Townshend, member. for. Whitthurch....
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