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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 Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1847 - 527 lehte
...thought of convincing, while they thought о dining: Though equal to all things, Tor all things unlit, ertainly be mortal, unless the heart of a man lately dead could be obta fora drudge, disobedient; And too fond of the right to pursue the cipedie nt. In short, 'twas his fate,...
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Three English Comedies: She Stoops to Conquer, The Rivals, The School for ...

Alban Bertram De Mille - 1924 - 479 lehte
...Who, born for the universe, narrowed his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. . . . Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...thought of convincing, while they thought of dining. . . . For a patriot too cool, for a drudge disobedient, And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient."...
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The Imperial Domains of Africa Proconsularis: An ..., 14. köide,1–3. number

John James Van Nostrand - 1925 - 88 lehte
...politically a failure, his failure can be bent explained in words used of his greater contemporary Who too deep for his hearers still went on refining, And thought of convincing when they thought of dining .... For a patriot too cool, for a drudge disobedient, And too fond of...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 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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Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life ..., 1. osa

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1984 - 409 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. 1 Our very sign boards (said an illustrious friend to me) give evidence, that there has been a TITIAN...
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Edmund Burke: A Life in Caricature

Nicholas K. Robinson - 1996 - 214 lehte
...dinner bell", echoing Goldsmith's lines on his fellow Irishman: Who, too deep for his hearers, yet went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining. 11 And in The Orawr< journey (Plate 73), Burke is placed in the histrionic company of aa& -« • 72....
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Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World

Dale Cockrell - 1997 - 236 lehte
...celebrated lines upon the illustrious Burke may, without the least impropriety, be applied to George: Though equal to all things, for all things unfit;...disobedient, And too fond of the right to pursue the expedientlll . . . One great cause of George's failures, accidents and indiscretions, is, that in all...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 lehte
...describe me, who can, An abridgement of all that was pleasant in man. 4177 Retaliatlon (of Edmund Burke) Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit. 4178 Retaliatlon (of Garrick) On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting; 'Twas only that when...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 381 lehte
...describe me, who can, An abridgement of all that was pleasant in man. 1691 Retaliation (of Edmund Burke) Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a 1692 Retaliation (of Garrick) On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting; 'Twas only that when...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 lehte
...blocks with a). Oliver Goldsmith said of Edward Burke, the statesman. Too deep for his hearers, he went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining : Tho' equal to all things, to all things unfit ; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; For...
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