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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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Poems and Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1839 - 242 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. * David Garrick, Esq. t Counsellor John Ridge, a gentleman belonging to the Irish bar. $ Sir Joshua...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith (the Poet.) - 1839 - 358 pages
...Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, I 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 l6...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1839 - 527 pages
...disobedient; And too fond of the right to pursue Ihe expedient In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd } C7, razor. Here lies honest William, § whose heart was a mint, While the owner ne'er knew half the good...
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Goldsmith's Miscellaneous Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 398 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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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 290 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 59. t Ibid. t Mr. T. Townshend, Member for Whitchurch. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 548 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 cool; fora drudge, disobedient; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. 1n short, 'twas his fate,...
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The Select Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With the Portrait of the Author

Oliver Goldsmith - 1842 - 416 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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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining. inute and clever observer of men and manners, but...Piozzi died at Clifton in 1822. The Three Warningt. The expédient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemployed, or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks...
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 750 pages
...hearers, still went on геш)пг, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining. Though ei|ual nd riijkt to pursue the e.rftc<Ji&it. In short, 'twas his fate, unemployed, or in place, sir, To cat mutton...
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Famous Men of Modern Times, Volume 1

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Biography - 1844 - 336 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 ;...statesman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cold ; for a drudge disobedient ; A»d too fond of the right to pursue the expedient ; In short, 't...
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