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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 Georgian Era: The royal family. The pretenders and their adherents ...

1832
...for mankind ; Tho' fraught with all learning, kept straining his throat, To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers, still weut on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining. Though equal to all things,...
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Tales and Novels, 1–2. köide

Maria Edgeworth - 1834
...conversation was renewed by the English gentleman's repeating Goldsmith's celebrated lines on Burke: "\Vlio, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...thought of convincing, while they thought of dining; In short, 'twas his fate, tinemploy'd or in place, sir, To eat motion cold, and cut blocks with a razor."...
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Biographia Literaria: Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary ..., 1–2. köide

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1834 - 351 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 Southern literary messenger, 14. köide

1848
...among the greatest was one, who, although it has been said of him that " too deep for his hearers he went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining," was yet the most splendid orator of modern times, the renowned Edmund Burke. There, too, was Pitt,...
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Tales and Novels: Castle Rackrent. An essay on Irish bulls. An essay on the ...

Maria Edgeworth - 1835
...conversation wasf renewed by the English gentleman's repeating Goldsmith's celebrated lines on Burke: " Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; In short, 'twas his fate, unemployed or in plaee, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a...
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American Quarterly Review, 21. köide

Robert Walsh - 1837
...circling a vast sphere of thought. There could of course be no communion between natures so different. " Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...they thought of dining; Though equal to all things, yet for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit." These lines contain the sources...
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American Quarterly Review, 21. köide

Robert Walsh - 1837
...circling a vast sphere of thought. There could of course be no communion between natures so different. " Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...they thought of dining; Though equal to all things, yet for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit." These lines contain the sources...
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The Lounger's Common-place Book: Or Miscellaneous Collections in History ...

Jeremiah Whitaker Newman - 1838
...much ; Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. Who too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...statesman, too proud for a wit; For a patriot too rash, for a drudge disobedient, And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. The description...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith (the Poet.) - 1839
...fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat, [vote : To persuade i5 Tommy Townshend to lend him a Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, I Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; I For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge disobedient...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1839 - 527 lehte
...for mankind Though fraught with all learning, yet straining hi throat To persuade Tommy Townshendt refin ing, And thought of convincing, while they thought о dining : Though equal to all things, for...
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