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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 Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things, 2. köide

William Hazlitt - 1826 - 472 lehte
...as one who was kept back in his dazzling, wayward career, by the supererogation of his talents — Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit. Dr. Johnson, in Boswell's Life, tells us that the only person whose conversation he ever sought for...
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The United States Review and Literary Gazette, 2. köide

1827
...of speaking. the popular report of him, on the part of his associates and admirers, was, that " he went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining." When arguments against a systematic, laborious, and long continued study of the art of speaking fail,...
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The United States Review and Literary Gazette, 2. köide

1827
...the vehicle, the popular report of him, on the part of his associates and admirers, was, that " he went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining." Can any one believe that this would have been said of Burke, in his lifetime by his friends, had he...
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I. The Claims of Sir Philip Francis, K. B., to the Authorship of Junius's ...

Edmund Henry Barker - 1828 - 504 lehte
...Parliamentary auditors, yet the 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 London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., 4. köide,2. osa

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...for mankind. Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshcnd to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers,...thought of dining ; Though equal to all things, for all thini;* unfit. Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cool :, for a drudge...
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Chambers's Cyclop¿dia of English Literature: A History ..., 3–4. köide

Robert Chambers - 1830
...lor mankind. Though fraught with all learning, yet t training his throat, To persuade Tommy Townsend tilings unfit-; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit : For a patriot too cool ; lor a drudge...
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The British Satirist: Comprising the Best Satires of the Most Celebrated ...

1831 - 388 lehte
...for mankind. Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat, To persuade tTommy Townshend to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers,...to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a stateman, too proud for a wit; For a patriot too cool ; fora drudge, disobedient, And too fond of the...
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Castle Rackrent ; An Essay on Irish Bulls ; an Essay on the Noble Science of ...

Maria Edgeworth - 1832 - 312 lehte
...conversation was 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, unemploy'd or in place, sir, To eat mutton...
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Castle Rackrent: And Irish Bulls

Maria Edgeworth - 1832 - 312 lehte
...conversation was 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, unemploy'd or in place, sit, To eat mutton...
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The Georgian Era: The royal family. The pretenders and their adherents ...

1832
...deep for hi* hearers, «till «rent on refining, And thought of ron vi (icing, «hila they (bought of dining. Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for ai tainman, too proud fur л wit ; For » patriot too cool, lor a drudge duobedient, And too Tond of...
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