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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,... "
Calendar - Page 512
by University of Calcutta - 1908
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the monthly review or literay jouranl

Several Hands - 1774 - 642 pages
...-for his hearers, (till went on refining. And thought of Convincing, white they thought of Dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit. For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge difobedient, And too fond of...
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Retaliation: a poem. To which is added, some account of the life ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1774 - 70 pages
...his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining j Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatcfman, too proud for a wit : . . For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, difobedient, And too fond...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and ..., Volume 17

History - 1778 - 636 pages
...his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining; Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit : For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, difobedient, . And too fond...
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The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: Now First ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1780 - 204 pages
...they thought of dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatcfman, too proud for a wit : For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, difobedient ; And too fond of the right to purfue the expedient. In fliort, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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The Muse's Pocket Companion: A Collection of Poems

English poetry - 1785 - 316 pages
...convincing, while they thought of Tho' eqqal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge difobedient ; And too fond of the right to purfue the expedient. In fhort, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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The Muse's Pocket Companion. A Collection of Poems: By Lord Carlisle. Lord ...

1785 - 312 pages
...his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thought of convincing] while they thought of dining ; Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefaian, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge difobedient ; And too fond...
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The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1791 - 206 pages
...deep for his hearers, flill went on relining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit ; for a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, difobedient ; And too fond...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Dr. Goldsmith: Containing All His Essays and Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - Essays - 1792 - 310 pages
...deep for his hearers, ftill xvent on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefinan, too proud for a wit { * An eminent attorney. f Mr. T. Tovr»fct<l, member fiat WhiKhurelu....
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Roach's Beauties of the Modern Poets of Great Britain: Carefully Selected ...

John Roach - English poetry - 1794 - 272 pages
...his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining > Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, difobedietit ; And too fond...
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The poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith, with the life of the author ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1794 - 114 pages
...deep for his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thoughtof convincing, while they thoughtof dining; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit — Too nice for a ftatefman — too proud for a wit — For a patriot, too cool — for a drudge, difobedient— And...
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