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" Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit : For a patriot, too cool ; for a drudge, disobedient ; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place,... "
The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things - Sivu 9
tekijä(t) William Hazlitt - 1826 - 472 sivua
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the monthly review or literay jouranl

Several Hands - 1774
...-for his hearers, (till went on refining. And thought of Convincing, white they thought of Dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit. For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge difobedient, And too fond of...

Retaliation: a poem. To which is added, some account of the life of ..., Nide 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1774
...his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining j Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatcfman, too proud for a wit : . . For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, difobedient, And too fond...

The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

1778
...his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining; Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit : For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, difobedient, . And too fond...

The Muse's Pocket Companion. A Collection of Poems: By Lord Carlisle. Lord ...

1785 - 289 sivua
...his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thought of convincing] while they thought of dining ; Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefaian, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge difobedient ; And too fond...

The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1791
...deep for his hearers, flill went on relining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit ; for a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, difobedient ; And too fond...

The Miscellaneous Works of Dr. Goldsmith: Containing All His Essays and Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1792 - 286 sivua
...deep for his hearers, ftill xvent on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefinan, too proud for a wit { * An eminent attorney. f Mr. T. Tovr»fct<l, member fiat WhiKhurelu....

Roach's Beauties of the Modern Poets of Great Britain: Carefully Selected ...

John Roach - 1794
...his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining > Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, difobedietit ; And too fond...

The poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith, with the life of the author ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1794
...deep for his hearers, ftill went on refining, And thoughtof convincing, while they thoughtof dining; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit — Too nice for a ftatefman — too proud for a wit — For a patriot, too cool — for a drudge, difobedient— And...

The Lounger's Common-place Book, Nide 1

Jeremiah Whitaker Newman - 1796
...his hearers, ftill went, on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ; Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatelinan, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too rafh, for a drudge difobedient, And too fond of...

Memoirs of the right honourable Edmund Burke; or, An impartial review of his ...

Charles M'Cormick - 1798
...hearers, ftill went on refining, " And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining: " Tho' equal to all things, for all things unfit, " Too nice for a ftatefman, too proud for a wit ; " For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge, difobedient ; " And too fond...




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