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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 Poetical Works, and Essays, of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 253 pages
...deep 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,...proud for a wit ; For a patriot, too cool ; for a drndge, disohedient; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, imemploy'd,...
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The poems and plays of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 274 pages
...deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dming; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit;...too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In bhort, 'twas his fate, unemployed, or in place, sir, To cat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor....
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The Deserted Village, Traveller, and Miscellaneous Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1819 - 108 pages
...convincing while they thought of dining ; : Though pqual <o all things, for all things unfit, Too nice lor a statesman, too proud for a wit ; "For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, disobedi* ent; And too foud of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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Miscellaneous poems. Dramatic poems

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1820
...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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Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1821 - 236 pages
...* An eminent attorney. t Vide page G8. t Vide page 68. §Mr. T. Townshend, member. for. Whitthurch. Though equal to all things, for all things unfit ;...right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fale, unemployed or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Here lies honest...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 9

John Aikin - English poetry - 1821 - 314 pages
...for his hearers, still went on refining, [dining; And thought of convincing, while they thought of Though equal to all things, for all things unfit;...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. Here...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822 - 296 pages
...deep for his hearers,still wenton 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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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 30

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - English poetry - 1822
...for his hearers, still wt-nt on re fin ng, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit ;...for a wit ; For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge disnti e-.lient ; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...disobedient; And too fond of the right 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, whose heart was a . mint, [was in't; While the owner ne'er knew half...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 5

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823 - 1817 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 ;...And too fond of the right, to pursue the expedient. Tu short, 'twas his fate, unemployed, or in place, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor....
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