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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, for... "
The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. - Page 55
by Oliver Goldsmith, Thomas Percy, Thomas Campbell - 1809
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Tales and Novels, Volumes 1-2

Maria Edgeworth - 1840
...conversation was renewed by the English gentleman's repeating Goldsmith's celebrated lines on Burke : " Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining And thought or convincing, while they thought ofdi In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd or in place, sir, To eat...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 118 pages
...for mankind ; Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshendt to lend him a vote ; Who too deep for his hearers,...disobedient ; 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,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 70

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1842
...was known to his contemporaries by the nickname of ' the Dinner-Bell.' ' Too deep for his hearers, he went on refining ; And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining ! ' Fox, so pre-eminent as a debater, appears with small distinction in his authorship. Nay more, even...
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Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 856 pages
...parliamentary auditors, yet the cultivated classes throughout Europe have reason to be thankful, that he went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining. 1 Our very sign boards (said an illustrious friend to me) give evidence, that there has been a TITIAN...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - Reference - 1995 - 385 pages
...William Lauder's claim that Milton had plagiarized from certain modern Latin poets in Paradise Lost. Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...disobedient, And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in play, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks...
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Edmund Burke: A Life in Caricature

Nicholas K. Robinson - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 214 pages
...dinner bell", echoing Goldsmith's lines on his fellow Irishman: Who, too deep for his hearers, yet went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining. 11 And in The Orawr< journey (Plate 73), Burke is placed in the histrionic company of aa& - • 72....
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Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World

Dale Cockrell - Drama - 1997 - 236 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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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...describe me, who can, An abridgement of all that was pleasant in man. 4177 Retaliatlon (of Edmund Burke) Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit. 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 - Humor - 1998 - 400 pages
...describe me, who can, An abridgement of all that was pleasant in man. 1691 Retaliation (of Edmund Burke) Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...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 - 553 pages
...for mankind. Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote; Who, too deep for his hearers,...disobedient; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemployed, or in place, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks...
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