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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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Castle Rackrent. An essay on Irish bulls. An essay on the noble science of ...

Maria Edgeworth - 1848
...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's ! and where is there any thing...
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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography

John Forster - 1848 - 704 Seiten
...disobedient ; And too fond of the right, to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, uncmploy'd, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Tommy Townshend had confirmed in the last session the claim he formerly put forward to a mention...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1851 - 134 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 blocks with a razor. Here lies honest...
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The pictorial field-book of the Revolution; or ..., Band 1;Band 122

Benson John Lossing - 1851
...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." * The history of this...
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The poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith, with illustr. by J. Absolon [and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1851
...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...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1851 - 223 Seiten
...Goldsmith for his Character of Burke in the ' Retaliation :' ' Tho" 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.' * As Dr. Warton has here favoured us with some manuscript lines by Gray, it will be a species of poetical...
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The Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution: Or, Illustrations, by ..., Band 1

Benson John Lossing - 1851
...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...disobedient ; And too fond of the right to pursue the apedùnt. In short, 'twas Ыя fate, unemploy'd or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold and cut blocks...
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The Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution ; Or, Illustrations, by ..., Band 1

Benson John Lossing - 1851
...And thought of convincing while they thought of diniug. Though equal to all tilings, for all things unfit: Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cool : for a drudge, dieol>cdient ; And too fond of the right to pursue the arpfdient. In short 'twas his fate, uneuiploy'd...
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Poems, Plays and Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1851 - 384 Seiten
...And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining :t 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, disolfedient ; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. Ln short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd...
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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Band 2

Robert Chambers - 1851
...too proud for a wit : For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge disobedient, And too fond of the riyht c j 1 ( ,Ѕ / 9 @ r (3 y z uR &~j J # %( D"^& {0 ¬ c ʉ tir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. • * * Here lies David Oarrick, describe him...
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