|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Oft have I wonderd that on Irish ground|
No poisonous reptiles ever yet were found:
Reveald the secret stands of Natures work;
She saved her venom to create a BURKE.
Warren Hastings.An epigram produced by him when writhing under the agony of a protracted prosecution. (Encycl. Brit. Vol. XI. p. 164; 7th edition.)
|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.
Goldsmith.Retaliation, Line 29.
|One large of soul, of genius unconfined,|
Born to delight, instruct, and mend mankind;
Burke! in whose breast a Roman ardour glowd;
Whose copious tone with Grecian richness flowd;
Well hast thou found, if such thy countrys doom,
A timely refuge in the sheltering tomb.
|He was not for himself designd,|
But born to be of use to all mankind.
Lucan.Rowes Transl. Book II. Line 592.
|Born, not for himself, my Lord, but for mankind.|
Beaumont and F.The Honest Mans Fortune, Act IV. Scene 2.
|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.
Goldsmith.Retaliation, Line 37.