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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ... - Seite 690
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The Deserted Village, Traveller, and Miscellaneous Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1819 - 108 Seiten
...convincing while they thought of dining ; : Though pqual <o all things, for all things unfit, Too nice lor a statesman, too proud for a wit ; "For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, disobedi* ent; And too foud of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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Miscellaneous poems. Dramatic poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1820
...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...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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Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1821 - 216 Seiten
...Vide page 68. §Mr. T. Townshend, member. for. Whitthurch. Though equal to all things, for all things unfit ; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a...right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fale, unemployed or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Here lies honest...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Band 9

John Aikin - 1821 - 807 Seiten
...[dining; And thought of convincing, while they thought of Though equal to all things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit;...fond of the right to pursue the expedient; In short, 't was his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Here...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...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,...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Band 30

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - 1822
...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 ; For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge disnti e-.lient ; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Band 5

1823
...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...And too fond of the right, to pursue the expedient. Tu short, 'twas his fate, unemployed, or in place, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor....
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The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, Band 1

1824
...And thought of convincing, when they thought of dining. Though equal to all things — for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman — too proud for...place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. I have said that this description is almost phrenological. It is, at any rate, such as will...
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Memoir of the life and character of ... Edmund Burke; with specimens of his ...

Sir James Prior - 1824
...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. Of the lively and affectionate...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 Seiten
...reh'nAnd 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,!...
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