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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ... - Seite 690
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Memoirs of the right honourable Edmund Burke; or, An impartial review of his ...

Charles M'Cormick - 1798
...they thought of dining: " Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, " Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit ; " For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, difobedient ; " And too fond of the right to purfue the expedient. " In fhort, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1800 - 129 Seiten
...And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit;...to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Here lies honest Wjlliam,...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of His ..., Band 2

Robert Bisset - 1800
...convincing while they thought of dining j Tho. equal to all things, for all things rfnfit, Too n^ce for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cool, fora drudge disobedient, And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient; In fine, .twas his fate,...
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Annual Register, Band 17

1801
...while they thought of dining ; Tho' equal to aU things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftntefman, too proud for a wit : For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, difobedient, And too for.d of the right to purfue the ixptJitat. In (hört, 'twao his fate, uncmploy'd,...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: With an Account of His Life ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1803 - 148 Seiten
...And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit;...to pursue the expedient. In short 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Here lies honest William,f...
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Band 44

1803
...another. Goldfmith, in his Retaliation, when charaiterifiug the celebrated Burke, fays : " In fliort, 'twas his fate, unemployed or in place, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks loiib.a razor,'' In a collection of " Thoughts on various Subjects," publifhed both in tlie works of...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1805 - 148 Seiten
...unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; ' Mr. T. Townshend, Member for Whitchurch. H For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge disobedient...to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Here lies honest William,...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 Seiten
...And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Tho* equal to all things, for all .things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit...to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Here lies honest William,...
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Essay on Irish bulls, by R. L. and M. Edgeworth

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - 1808 - 280 Seiten
...refining, And thought of convincing, whilst they thought of dining, In short 'twas his fate unernploy'd or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor." " What humour and wit there are in that poem of Goldsmith's ! and where is there any thing...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit...disobedient ; And too fond of the right, to pursue the exfiedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks...
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