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" Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat, To persuade Tommy Townshend* to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of -dining. Though equal to all things,... "
The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ... - Seite 690
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 Seiten
...And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining; Though equal to all things, for all things SCENE OP THE FOLLOWING STANZAS IS SUPPOSED TO LIE...yonder grave a Druid lies, Where slowly winds the s pnrsue the expedient. In short, 'twas hie fate, unemploy'd, orin place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and...
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Works, Band 2

Maria Edgeworth - 1824
...for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, whilst they thought of dining, In short 'twas his fate unemployed 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 ! and where is there any thing equal...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Miscellaneous poems. The good ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825
...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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Castle Rackrent. Essay on Irish bulls. The modern Griselda. v. II. Belinda ...

Maria Edgeworth - 1825
...refining, And thought of convincing, whilst they thought of dining ; In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'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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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - 1825 - 562 Seiten
...eonvineing, while they thought of dining; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too niee eool ; for a drudge, disobedient ; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1830 - 527 Seiten
...And thought of convincing, while they thought о dining: Though equal to all things, for all things *M ] unemploy'd or in piafe, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Here lies honest William,...
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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - 1830 - 240 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...too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In abort, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor....
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Bände 3-4

Robert Chambers - 1830
...And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining. Though equal to all things, for all tilings t ; lor a drudge disobedient, And too fond of the riijht to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his...
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The British Satirist: Comprising the Best Satires of the Most Celebrated ...

1831 - 388 Seiten
...disobedient, And too fond of the rig/it 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 tWilliam, whose heart was a mint, While the owner ne'er knew half the good...
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The anniversary calendar, natal book, and universal mirror, Band 2

Anniversary calendar - 1832
...for mankind ; Though equal to ill things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman, too prond for a wit ; For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge...fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 't was his forte, unemploy'd, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a rmar.-- CoUtmith....
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