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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ... - Seite 690
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The Georgian Era: The royal family. The pretenders and their adherents ...

1832
...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 disobedieut, Aud too fond of the right to pursue the expedieut. In fine, 'twas his fate, nuemploy'd...
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Castle Rackrent ; An Essay on Irish Bulls ; an Essay on the Noble Science of ...

Maria Edgeworth - 1832 - 312 Seiten
...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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Tales and Novels, Band 1

Maria Edgeworth - 1832
...refining, And thought of convincing, while 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 equal...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Band 10

Englishmen - 1836
...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...too fond of the right to pursue the expedient ; In fine, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd or in pay, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor."...
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The Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1836 - 118 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...And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. Vide page 69. t Ibid, t Mr. T. Towmhend, Memher for Whitchureh. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: Including a ..., Band 4

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837
...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...place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Here lies honest William, "> whose heart was a mint, While the owner ne'er knew half the good...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His ..., Band 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837
...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 Lounger's Common-place Book: Or Miscellaneous Collections in History ...

Jeremiah Whitaker Newman - 1838
...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 rash, for a drudge disobedient, And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. The description...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1839 - 156 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 l6...
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Memoir of the Life and Character of Edmund Burke: With Specimens of His ...

Sir James Prior - 1839 - 596 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. In another part, comparing...
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