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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, sir,... "
The Muse's Pocket Companion. A Collection of Poems: By Lord Carlisle. Lord ... - Page 201
1785 - 289 pages
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Retaliation: a poem. To which is added, some account of the life ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1774
...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 ;...In fhort, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. (o) Mr. T. Townfend, Member for Whitchurch. D...
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the monthly review or literay jouranl

Several Hands - 1774
...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...difobedient, And too fond of the right to purfue the txptditnt. In (hört'twas his fate, ur.employ'd, or in play, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 50

1774
...they thought of Dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a itatefman, too proud for a wit. For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge difobedienr, And too fond of the rioat to purfue the expedient. In (hart 'twas his fate, unemploy'd,...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1778
...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...too fond of the right to purfue the expedient. In ihort, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor....
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The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: Now First ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1780
...they thought of dining ; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a ftatcfman, too proud for a wit : For a patriot too cool ; for...too fond of the right to purfue the expedient. In fliort, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, fir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor....
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The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1791
...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...fir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. •Vide page 97. ' f Ibid. j Mr. T. Townihend, member for Whitchurcli. K i Here Here lies honeft* William,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Dr. Goldsmith: Containing All His Essays and Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - Essays - 1792 - 286 pages
...ftatefinan, too proud for a wit { * An eminent attorney. f Mr. T. Tovr»fct<l, member fiat WhiKhurelu. For a patriot, too cool ; for a drudge, difobedient;...In fhort, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor. Here lies honeft WILLIAM, whofe heart was a min;...
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Roach's Beauties of the Modern Poets of Great Britain: Carefully Selected ...

John Roach - English poetry - 1794
...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 of the ri^ht to purfuc the expedient. In fhort, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd...
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The poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith, with the life of the author ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1794
...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 —...too fond of the right to purfue the expedient. In fliort, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, fir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor....
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The Lounger's Common-place Book, Or, Miscellaneous Anecdotes: A Biographic ...

Jeremiah Whitaker Newman - Anecdotes - 1796
...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 the right to purfue the expedient. In ihort, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd or in place, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor....
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