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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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Lives of Celebrated American Indians

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Indians - 1844 - 680 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 ; Ağd too fond of the right to pursue the expedient ; In short, 't...
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Famous Men of Modern Times

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Biography - 1844 - 334 pages
...things, for all things unfit ; Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cold ; for a drudge disobedient ; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient ; In short, 't was his fate, unemployed or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor." A short...
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The Guide to Knowledge, Or Repertory of Facts: Forming a Complete Library of ...

Robert Sears - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1844 - 484 pages
...thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things untii, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot, too cool ; fora drudge, disobedient ; And too fond of the right, to pursue the expedient: In short, 'twas his...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1845 - 550 pages
...thought of convincing, while they thought of The scourge of impostors, the terror of quacks; dining: Though equal to all things, for all things unfit,...statesman, too proud for a wit; For a patriot, too cool; fora drudge, disobedient; Ami too Kind of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate,...
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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 416 pages
...for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing , while they thought of (lining ; 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...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 286 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,...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."1 Here...
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Wit and Humor

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 282 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,...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.i" Here...
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Table Talk: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things

William Hazlitt - Great Britain - 1846 - 518 pages
...as one who was kept back in his dazzling, wayward career, by the supererogation of his talents — Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit. Dr. Johnson, in Boswell's Life, tells us that the only person whose conversation he ever sought for...
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Wit and humour, selected from the English poets; with an illustrative essay ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846
...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. 10 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 His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1847 - 527 pages
...thought of convincing, while they thought о dining: Though equal to all things, Tor all things unlit, ertainly be mortal, unless the heart of a man lately dead could be obta fora drudge, disobedient; And too fond of the right to pursue the cipedie nt. In short, 'twas his fate,...
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