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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, narrowed his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind... "
The Civil service handbook of English literature - Page 149
by Henry Austin Dobson - 1880 - 314 pages
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Miscellaneous poems. The good ...

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1825
...it can't be denied 'em, That sly-boots was cursedly cunning to hide 'em. Here lies our good Edmund,6 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. Though fraught with all learning,...
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The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - Table-talk - 1825 - 352 pages
...reflect on the loss of ' such an intellectual feast, regret that he should be characterised as the man, " Who born for the universe narrowed his mind, " And to party gave up what was meant for mankind." Talking of the origin of language, Johnson said, " It must have come by inspiration. A thousand, nay...
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The Traveller, the Deserted Village, and Other Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825 - 144 pages
...That sly-boots was cursedly cunning to hide 'em. Here lies our good Edmund, whose genius was inch, 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 : (9) Counsellor John Ridge, a gentleman...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 17

England - 1825
...world with his opinion of Sir Walter Scott's character as a Man. " If there were a writer, who, ' bora for the universe' — • Narrowed his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mukinJ— ' who, from the height of his genius look1825.'] ing abroad into nature, and scanning the...
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Castle Rackrent. Essay on Irish bulls. The modern Griselda. v. II. Belinda ...

Maria Edgeworth - 1825
...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 of convincing, whilst they thought of dining ; In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd or in place, sir, To eat mutton...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 17

England - 1825
...favours the world with his opinion of Sir Walter Scott's character as a Man. " If there were a writer, who, ' born for the universe" — ' Narrowed his mind. And to party gave up what waB meant for mankind—' who, from the height of his genius look• Perhapi the finest reene in all...
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The Spirit of the Age, Or, Contemporary Portraits

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1825 - 408 pages
...overlook the press. If there were a writer, who " born for the universe" — ... " — — — Narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind — " who, from the height of his genius looking abroad into nature, and scanning the recesses of the human heart,...
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Memorials of the Public Life and Character of the Rt. Hon. James Oswald of ...

James Oswald - 1825 - 484 pages
...so frequently cast on those who have taken a prominent share in public affairs, that • he narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. From this correspondence it will also be seen, that while Mr Oswald was engaged in the most laborious...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1825 - 562 pages
...genius was sueh, We seareely ean praise it or blame it too mueh ; Who, bom for the universe, narrow'd Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat, To persuade Tommy Townshend to lend him...
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Memorials of the public life and character of James Oswald, in a ...

James Oswald - 1825
...reproach, so frequently cast on those who have taken a prominent share in public affairs, that he narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. From this correspondence it will also be seen, that while Mr Oswald was engaged in the most laborious...
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