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" Here lies our good Edmund, whose genius was such, We scarcely can praise it, or blame it too much; Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. "
The poetical works - Page 65
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1836 - 118 pages
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Several Hands - 1774
...whofe genius was fuch, We fcarcely can praife it or blame it too much : Who, born for the univerfe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. Though fraught with all learning, kept draining his throat To perfuade Tommy Townfend * to lend him a vote; Who, too deep -for his hearers,...
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Retaliation: a poem. To which is added, some account of the life ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - Literary Criticism - 1774
...praife it, or blame. it too much ;; (<) Vide Page 6. . (n) IbicL Who,, Who, born for the Univerfe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave u,p, what was meant for mankind. Tho' fraught with all learning, yet ftraining his throat, To perfuade (o) Tommy Townfend to lend him...
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The muse's pocket companion. A collection of poems. By lord Carlisle [and ...

Muse, Charles Howard (3rd earl of Carlisle.) - 1785
...genius was fuch, We fnarcely can juaife it, or blame it too much ; Who, born for the unive rfe uarrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. Tho' fraught with all learning, yet ftraining his throat, To perfuade f Tommy Townfhend to lend him...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1791 - 516 pages
...intellectual feaft, regret that he fhould be characterifed as the man, " Who born for the univerfe narrowed 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 tendernefs,...
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Roach's Beauties of the Modern Poets of Great Britain: Carefully Selected ...

John Roach, W. G. - English poetry - 1794
...Edmund, whofe genius was fuch We fcarcely can praife it or blame it too much ; Who, born for the Umverfe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. Th'o' fraught with all learning, 'yet ftraining his throat Tb'perTuade * Tommy Townfend to lend him...
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The poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith, with the life of the author ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1794
...esourgoodEdmund(;z),whofe genius wasfuch, We fcarcely can praife it, or blame it too much ; Who, born for the univerfe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. Tho' fraught with all learning, yet ftraining his throat, ToperfuadeTommyTownfliend(o) to lend him...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...whofe genius was fuch We fcarcely can praife it or blame it too much ; Who, born for the Univerfe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. Tho' frvigot with all learning, yet draining his ttl.OJt To perfu idc I Tommy Townfliend to lend...
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The Lounger's Common-place Book: Or, Miscellaneous Anecdotes. A ..., Volume 1

Jeremiah Whitaker Newman - Anecdotes - 1796
...Edmund, whofe genius was fuch, J fcarcelv can praife it or blame it too much, Who born for the univerfe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. Who, too deep for his hearers, ftill went, on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ...

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1798 - 446 pages
...intellectual feaft, regret that he fhould be charadlerifed as the man, /* Who born for the univerfe narrow'd his mind, " And to party gave up what was meant for mankind ?" Talking of the origin of language, Johnibn faid, " It muft have come by infpiration. A thoufand,...
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