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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,... "
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by University of Calcutta - 1908
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809 - 324 pages
...for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit,...disobedient ; And too fond of the right, to pursue the exfiedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B: With the Life of the Author ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809 - 93 pages
...deep for his hearers, ftill went on refining, 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, difobedieiit— And...
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Enfield's Guide to Elocution: Improved and Classically Divided Into Six ...

John Sabine - Elocution - 1810 - 308 pages
...for his hearers, still went on refining, 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; Fora patriot too cool; for a drudge disobedient; And too fond of the right, to pursue the expedient....
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Smart, Wilkie, P. Whitehead, Fawkes, Lovibond, Harte, Langhorne, Goldsmith ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 652 pages
...too deep for his hearers, still went on reAnd thought of convincing, while they thoag'a: of dining; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit ; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit , where the doctor, and the friends he has characterised in this poein, occasionally dined. " Dr. Barnard,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812 - 470 pages
...for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit,...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 lieshonest J Wi...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith ...: To which is Prefixed an Account ...

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1813 - 107 pages
...1 Mr. T. T*wnih«td, member «f Whitchurcb. . , i Though equal to all things, for all things uiSt, Too nice for a, statesman, too proud for a wit; For...drudge, disobedient ; And too fond of the right, to pursae the expif di'W. In short, 'twas his fate, unemployed, or in plact, . sir, To eat mutton cold,...
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The poems, with critical notes; a life of the author; and an essay on his ...

Thomas Gray, John Mitford - 1816 - 446 pages
...Satires, ver. 268. Perhaps these lines of Gray gave a hint to Goldsmith in the ' Retaliation :' ' Tim' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice...And too fond of the right, to pursue the expedient/ Character of Burke in the ' Retaliation.' 2A2 AMATORY LINES. The following Lines, by Gray, first appeared...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816 - 490 pages
...for his hearers, still went on refining, [of dining; And thought of convincing, while they thought Though equal to all things, for all things unfit,...drudge disobedient ; And too fond of the right to pu rsue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd or in place, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and...
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The Poetical Works, Complete, of Oliver Goldsmith ... with Some Account of ...

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1816 - 149 pages
...for his hearers, still went on refining; 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;,^ t i Mr. T. Townshend, member for Whitclmrch. For a patriot too cool; for a drudge disobedient; And...
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The Traveller, The Deserted Village, and Other Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - Book ornamentation - 1817 - 192 pages
...for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit;...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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