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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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Tales and Novels, 1–2. köide

Maria Edgeworth - 1840
...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 or convincing, while they thought ofdi In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd or in place, sir, To eat...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 527 lehte
...for mankind. Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshendt to lend him a vote: Who, too deep for his hearers,...statesman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot, too cool; fora drudge, disobedient; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. 1n short, 'twas his fate,...
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The Martyr of Erromanga: Or, The Philosophy of Missions, Illustrated from ...

John Campbell - 1842 - 478 lehte
...that engages the reflecting minority. The Liberator of the Hottentots, like the immortal Burke, — " Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...thought of convincing while they thought of dining ;" frequently talks an assembly of shallow men into marked and ill-mannered impatience, while discoursing...
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The Martyr of Erromanga: Or, The Philosophy of Missions, Illustrated from ...

John Campbell - 1842 - 472 lehte
...; that engages the reflecting minority. The Liberator of the Hottentots, like the immortal Burke, " Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing while they thonght of dining . ' frequently talks an assembly of shallow men into marked and ill-mannered impatience,...
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The St. Peterburg English Review, 4. köide

S. Warrand - 1842
...was known to his contemporaries by the nickname of 'the Dinner-Bell.' 'Too deep for liis bearers, he went on refining; And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining!" Fox, so pre-eminent as a debater, appears with small dislinction in his authorship. Nay more, even...
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The Quarterly Review, 70. köide

1842
...was known to his contemporaries by the nickname of ' the Dinner-Bell.' ' Too deep for his hearers, he went on refining ; And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ! ' Fox, so pre-eminent as a debater, appears with small distinction in bis authorship. Nay more, even...
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The St. Petersburg English Review, of Literature, the Arts, and ..., 4. köide

1842
...was known to his contemporaries by the nickname of ' the Dinner-Bell.' 'Too deep for his hearers, he went on refining; And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining!' Fox, so pre-eminent as a debater, appears with small distinction in his authorship. Nay more, even...
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The Baptist Missionary Magazine, 23–24. köide

1843
...; that engages the reflecting minority. The liberator of the Hottentots, like the immortal Burke, " Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...thought of convincing while they thought of dining ;" frequently talks an assembly of shallow MI: ii into marked and ill-mannered impatience, while discoursing...
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Cyclop¿dia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., 2. köide

Robert Chambers - 1844
...mankind. * Burke. Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat, To persuade Tommy Townsend rts went round, and all were gay, On neighbour Dodson's...wedding-day, Death called aside the jocund groom With him expédient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemployed, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks...
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Famous Men of Modern Times, 1. köide

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1844 - 315 lehte
...for 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,...statesman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cold ; for a drudge disobedient ; A»d too fond of the right to pursue the expedient ; In short, 't...
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