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Poems and Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1839 - 218 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. * David Garrick, Esq. t Counsellor John Ridge, a gentleman belonging to the Irish bar. $ Sir Joshua...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith (the Poet.) - 1839
...Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, I Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; I 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 l6...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1839 - 527 Seiten
...disobedient; And too fond of the right to pursue Ihe expedient In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd } C7, razor. Here lies honest William, § whose heart was a mint, While the owner ne'er knew half the good...
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Goldsmith's Miscellaneous Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 127 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,...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 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 59. t Ibid. t Mr. T. Townshend, Member for Whitchurch. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 527 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 ; For a patriot, too cool; fora drudge, disobedient; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. 1n short, 'twas his fate,...
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The Select Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With the Portrait of the Author

Oliver Goldsmith - 1842 - 429 Seiten
...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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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Band 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining. Though equal to all things, for all things rs, but deficient in judgment, and not particular...Piozzi died at Clifton in 1822. The Three Warningt. The expédient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemployed, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks...
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Famous Men of Modern Times, Band 1

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1844 - 288 Seiten
...things, for all things unfit ; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cold ; for a drudge disobedient ; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient ; In short, 't was his fate, unemployed or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor." A short...
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The Guide to Knowledge, Or Repertory of Facts: Forming a Complete Library of ...

Robert Sears - 1844 - 484 Seiten
...thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things untii, Too nice 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 short, 'twas his...
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