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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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Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly, Volume 28

1919 - 478 pages
...McKinley. Each one, under this spoils system, as Goldsmith wrote of an English statesman, "Narrowed his mind, and to party gave up What was meant for mankind." In the beginning the State Librarian was more of a custodian, and not a very good one at that, evidently,...
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The Archives of Comparative Medicine and Surgery: A Quarterly ..., Volume 1

1881 - 274 pages
...glorious powers to the scramblings and squabblings of the day, and, " Born for the universe, narrowed his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. " And now, gentlemen, you will allow me to discuss, in conclusion, this institution, which is dedicated...
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Wordsworth's Second Nature: A Study of the Poetry and Politics

James Chandler - 1984 - 338 pages
...Burke, of whom Goldsmith said, with such truth, long ago 'that born for the universe, "he narrowed his mind" And to party gave up what was meant for mankind.' " The comment has led Leslie Chard II, who considers the question of Wordsworth's conversion to Burke...
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The Influence of Rhetoric in the Shaping of Great Britain: From the Roman ...

Robert Tarbell Oliver - 1986 - 332 pages
...to all of them the disparagement Goldsmith applied to Burke— Who, born for the universe narrowed his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind. 19 Mistakes in tactics there may have been, even serious mistakes. And the prosecutors may, indeed,...
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English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1994 - 518 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" (The Collected Works of Oliver Goldsmith, 5 vols., ed. Arthur Friedman [Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1...
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Pre-Revolutionary Writings

Edmund Burke - 1993 - 412 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 18 or is there something besides to be said? There is much that is obviously plausible in Goldsmith's...
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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - 1995 - 420 pages
...Edmund, whose genius was such, We scarely 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, kept straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townsend to lend him...
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On Empire, Liberty, and Reform: Speeches and Letters

Edmund Burke - 2000 - 540 pages
...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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W. H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

W. H. Auden - 2004 - 604 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 to lend him...
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British Biography: A Reader

Carl Edmund Rollyson - 2005 - 321 pages
...an 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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