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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 of Oliver Goldsmith, with the life of the author ... - Page 54
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1794
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 17

1825 - 806 pages
...Walter Scott's character as a Man. " If there were a writer, who, ' bom for the universe'— ' Narrowed his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind—' who, from the height of his genius look• Perhaps the finest scene in all thew novel., il that where...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 678 pages
...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 ?" Talking of the origin of language, Johnson said, " It must have come by inspiration. A thousand,...
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The poems and plays of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1818 - 274 pages
...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. Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend 1 to lend him...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1821 - 570 pages
...under an assertion that he belonged to the school of Dryden. Churchill — Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind^— Churchill was one of the first to seek in the " Mac-Flecknoe,"the "Absalom," and the " Hind and Panther,"...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 9

John Aikin - 1821 - 314 pages
...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; * David Garrick, Esq. f Counsellor John Ridge, a gentleman belonging to the Irish bar. $ Sir Joshua...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821 - 376 pages
...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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Sermons, Volume 1

Joseph Stevens Buckminster - 1821 - 448 pages
...and support myself by the authority of Goldsmith, who ventured early to lament that • be narrowed his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. But the awful history of eur own times has persuaded me to forbear; for of Burke, at least, posterity...
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Poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1821 - 236 pages
...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. Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat, To persuade ęTommy Townshend to lend him...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822 - 296 pages
...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 : [throat, Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his To persuade Tommy Townshend " to lend...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1822 - 514 pages
...intellect»al 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,...
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