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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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Tales and Novels, Volume 1

Maria Edgeworth - 1832 - 440 pages
...refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd 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 equal...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 10

Englishmen - 1836 - 260 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 fond of the right to pursue the expedient ; In fine, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd or in pay, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor."...
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The Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1836 - 118 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,...And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. Vide page 69. t Ibid, t Mr. T. Towmhend, Memher for Whitchureh. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: Including a ..., Volume 4

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1837 - 534 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,...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...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1837 - 472 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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American Quarterly Review, Volume 21

1837
...on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining; Though equal to all things, yet for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit." These lines contain the sources of Burke's deficiencies as a public man, and the real cause of his...
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American Quarterly Review, Volume 21

Serial publications - 1837
...on refining, And thought of convincing while they thought of dining; Though equal to all things, yet for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit." These lines contain the sources of Burke's deficiencies as a public man, and the real cause of his...
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The Lounger's Common-place Book: Or Miscellaneous Collections in History ...

Jeremiah Whitaker Newman - Commonplace-books - 1838 - 404 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,...statesman, too proud for a wit; For a patriot too rash, for a drudge disobedient, And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. The description...
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Memoir of the Life and Character of Edmund Burke: With Specimens of His ...

Sir James Prior - 1839 - 596 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. In another part, comparing...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - Medicine in literature - 1839 - 360 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 l6...
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