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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... "
The Select Works of Oliver Goldsmith: In One Volume. With the Portrait of ... - Pągina 215
per Oliver Goldsmith - 1842 - 399 pągines
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Edmund Burke: A Life in Caricature

Nicholas K. Robinson, Edmund Burke - 1996 - 233 pągines
...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 - 1997 - 262 pągines
...celebrated lines upon the illustrious Burke may, without the least impropriety, be applied to George: 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...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 404 pągines
...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,...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...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 686 pągines
...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,...for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit. 4178 Retaliatlon (of Garrick) On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting; 'Twas...
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On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters

Edmund Burke - 2000 - 540 pągines
...Goldsmith's description of him as the man, of all his generation, “Who, born for the universe, narrowed his mind, / And to party gave up what was meant for mankind.” But party, as Burke understood it, was a broader and more generous principle of association than such...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 592 pągines
...cut bkcks with a). Oliver Goldsmith said of Edward Burke, the statesman. Too deep for his hearers, he went 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 for a wit; For a...
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Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings

Woodrow Wilson, Ronald J. Pestritto - 2005 - 294 pągines
..."Here lies our good Edmund. whose genius was such. We scarcely can praise it. or blame it. too much: Who. too deep for his hearers. still went on refining....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...
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Daniel Webster

Henry Cabot Lodge - 2005 - 381 pągines
...Burke ranks above Webster. But no one would ever have said of Webster as Goldsmith did of Burke : — " Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of coBviuciug while they thought of dining." Webster never sinned by over refinement or over ingenuity,...
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British Biography: A Reader

Carl Edmund Rollyson - 2005 - 321 pągines
...intellectual feast, regret that he should be characterised as the man, "Who born for the universe narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind?" My revered friend walked down with me to the beach, where we embraced and parted with tenderness, and...
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Conservative Thinkers: From John Adams to Winston Churchill

Peter Viereck - 200 pągines
...meanness” and quoted Oliver Goldsmith's verdict on Burke: ‘Who, born for the universe, narrowed his mind/ And to party gave up what was meant for mankind.” Never having been so radical when young, Burke was never so reactionary when old as Coleridge and Wordsworth;...
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