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" Who, too deep for his hearers, still 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 statesman, too proud for a wit; For a patriot too cool; for a drudge disobedient... "
The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: With an Account of His Life ... - Страница 74
написао/ла Oliver Goldsmith - 1803 - 148 страница
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The Baptist Missionary Magazine, Томови 23-24

1843
...; that engages the reflecting minority. The liberator of the Hottentots, like the immortal Burke, " Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining,...thought of convincing while they thought of dining ;" frequently talks an assembly of shallow MI: ii into marked and ill-mannered impatience, while discoursing...
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George Selwyn and His Contemporaries: With Memoirs and Notes, Том 1

John Heneage Jesse - 1843
...Secretary at War. On the change which took place in the government, in * Afterwards Viscount Sydney. •j- Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his...throat, To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him a vote. July, 1782, in consequence of the death of Lord Rockingham, he was nominated one of the principal Secretaries...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 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 ..., Део 1

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1984 - 409 страница
...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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Edmund Burke: A Life in Caricature

Nicholas K. Robinson, Edmund Burke - 1996 - 214 страница
...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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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 страница
...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 - 1998 - 381 страница
...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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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 страница
...blocks 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...
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Daniel Webster

Henry Cabot Lodge - 2005 - 380 страница
...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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A Turn to Empire: The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France

Jennifer Pitts - 2009 - 400 страница
...oratory, but also noted the shallow insouciance of his audience: "(Burke,] too deep for his hearers, yet went on refining, / And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining" (quoted by Robinson, Edmund Burke, 79). 1 1 . Marshall, Impeachment of Warren Hastings, 3-6. Burke's...
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