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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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Memorials and Correspondence of Charles James Fox, Band 1

Charles James Fox - 1853
...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." The Duke of Richmond, a man of talent and spirit, was apt to despond and to abstain from debates in...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1853 - 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 Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1853 - 176 Seiten
...Though equal to all things, for all things unfit ; >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 16 William,...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - 1995 - 385 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 play, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor." The lines on Mr. Garrick...
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Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World

Dale Cockrell - 1997 - 236 Seiten
...may, without the least impropriety, be applied to George: Though equal to all things, for all things unfit; Too nice for a statesman - too proud for a...disobedient, And too fond of the right to pursue the expedientlll . . . One great cause of George's failures, accidents and indiscretions, is, that in all...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 Seiten
...refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining : Tho' equal to all things, to all things unfit ; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a...place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Retaliation (1774.) Read (Sir William), a tailor, who set up for oculist, and was knighted by...
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W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

Wystan Hugh Auden - 2004 - 553 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:...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 that...
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Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings

Woodrow Wilson, Ronald J. Pestritto - 2005 - 279 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;...place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor." Certainly this is too small a measure for so big a man. as Goldsmith himself would have been...
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