chapter  32
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Unsigned notice, Critical Review, May 1774

Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of Convincing, while they thought of Dining; Though equal to all things, for all things unfit, Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit. For a patriot too cool; for a drudge disobedient, And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in play, Sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor.'