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" Here Reynolds is laid, and, to tell you my mind, He has not left a wiser or better behind ; His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand ; His manners were gentle, complying, and bland ; Still born to improve us in every part, His pencil our faces,... "
The Poetical and Dramatic Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B. - Page 104
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1791
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English Poets of the Eighteenth Century

Ernest Bernbaum - English poetry - 1918 - 364 pages
...to tell you my mind, He has not left a better or wiser behind. His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand; His manners were gentle, complying, and...pencil our faces, his manners our heart. To coxcombs averse, yet most civilly steering, When they judged without skill he was still hard of hearing; When...
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Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1921
...mind, He has not left a wiser or better behind ; His pencil was striking, resistless, and g-raad,j His manners were gentle, complying, and bland ; Still...pencil our faces, his manners our heart : To coxcombs averse, yet most civilly steering, When they judged without skill, he was still hard of hearing: When...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...Meiskr's Travels. Ch. XIV. (Ch. III. 128 of Carlyle's Ed.) 18 His pencil was striking, resistless, Cleopatra. DHYDEN — All for Love. Act II. Sc. 1. 7 GOLDSMITH — Retaliation. L. 139. 19 The canvas glow'd beyond ev'n nature warm ; The pregnant quarry...
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Three English Comedies: She Stoops to Conquer, The Rivals, The School for ...

Alban Bertram De Mille - English drama - 1924 - 479 pages
...mind, He has left not a wiser or better behind : His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand, H's manners were gentle, complying, and bland: Still born...part, His pencil our faces, his manners our heart." Death. The lines on Reynolds were the last ever written by Goldsmith. He died on April 4,17 74, at...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 25

William Lonsdale Watkinson, William Theophilus Davison - Theology - 1866
...tongue of the courtier to secure his success. He had a happy mixture of wisdom and gentleness — " Still born to improve us in every part ; His pencil our faces, his manners our heart." Where Reynolds fell into the unhappy classic vein of his time, it is impossible to relish many of his...
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The Works of William Blake, Volume 2

William Blake, Edwin John Ellis, William Butler Yeats - 1893 - 435 pages
...to tell you my mind, He has not left a wiser or better behind. His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand ; His manners were gentle, complying, and...pencil our faces, his manners our heart. To coxcombs averse, yet most civilly steering, When they judged without skill he was still hard of hearing ; When...
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W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse

Wystan Hugh Auden - Poetry - 2004 - 553 pages
...to tell you my mind, He has not left a better or wiser behind: His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand ; His manners were gentle, complying, and...pencil our faces, his manners our heart: To coxcombs averse, yet most civilly steering, When they judged without skill he was still hard of hearing: When...
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