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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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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography

John Forster - 1848 - 740 pages
...deep for hu hearers, utill'went on rtfmlng, And thonght of convincing, while they thought nf 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 eat blocks with a, razor. Tommy Townshend had...
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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography in Four Books, Volume 2

John Forster - Authors, English - 1848 - 1296 pages
...deep for his hearers, stitt 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 blocki with a razor. Tommy Townshend bad...
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Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith

Joachim Fernau - 1848
...for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of din ing. 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. Tommy Townshend had...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - Reference - 1995 - 385 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,...to pursue the expedient. In short 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in play, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor." The lines on Mr. Garrick...
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Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World

Dale Cockrell - Drama - 1997 - 262 pages
...celebrated lines upon the illustrious Burke may, without the least impropriety, be applied to George: Though equal to all things, for all things unfit;...disobedient, And too fond of the right to pursue the expedientlll . . . One great cause of George's failures, accidents and indiscretions, is, that in all...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining; omes a man who hates noise. 2523 The man who is master of his passions is Reason's slave. 2524 4178 Retaliatlon (of Garrick) On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting; 'Twas only that when...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - English wit and humor - 1998 - 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, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a 1692 Retaliation (of Garrick) On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting; 'Twas only that when...
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W. H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

W. H. Auden - Poetry - 2004 - 608 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,...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 that...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 588 pages
...on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining : Tho' equal to all things, to all things unfit ; Too nice for a statesman, too proud...place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Retaliation (1774.) Read (Sir William), a tailor, who set up for oculist, and was knighted by...
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Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings

Woodrow Wilson, Ronald J. Pestritto - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 279 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....place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor." Certainly this is too small a measure for so big a man. as Goldsmith himself would have been...
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