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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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Lives of Celebrated American Indians

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1844 - 315 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 cold ; for a drudge disobedient ; A»d too fond of the right to pursue the expedient ; In short, 't...
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Famous Men of Modern Times, Band 1

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1844 - 315 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 cold ; for a drudge disobedient ; A»d too fond of the right to pursue the expedient ; In short, 't...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1845 - 527 Seiten
...The scourge of impostors, the terror of quacks; 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; Ami too Kind of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate,...
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 357 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. 10 Here lies honest...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 261 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...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.i" Here...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - 1846 - 261 Seiten
...disobedient ; And too 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."1 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 Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1847 - 527 Seiten
...thought of convincing, while they thought о dining: Though equal to all things, Tor all things unlit, ertainly be mortal, unless the heart of a man lately dead could be obta fora drudge, disobedient; And too fond of the right to pursue the cipedie nt. In short, 'twas his fate,...
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Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith

Joachim Fernau - 1848
...And thought of convincing, while they thought of din ing. 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. Tommy Townshend had...
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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography in Four Books, Band 2

John Forster - 1848 - 704 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...to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocki with a razor. Tommy Townshend bad...
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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography in Four Books, Band 1

John Forster - 1848 - 704 Seiten
...And thonght of convincing, while they thought nf 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 eat blocks with a, razor. Tommy Townshend had...
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