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" In the house of commons he could not speak, and, therefore, was useless to the defence of the government. In the office, says Popey, he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on ... - Pągina 97
per Samuel Johnson - 1821
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A Universal Biographical Dictionary: Containing the Lives of the Most ...

Charles N. Baldwin - 1850 - 444 pągines
...to his highest elevation, being made secretary of state ; but it is univerьа11у confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the house...useless to the defence of the government. In the office he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of une expressions. What he gained in...
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Hand-book of Universal Biography ...

P. Godwin - 1852 - 821 pągines
...rose to his highest elevation, being made secretary of state ; but it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the house...useless to the defence of the government. In the office he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. What he gained in...
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Putnam's Home Cyclopedia ...

G.P. Putnam & Co - 1852
...to his highest "elevation, being made secretary of state ; but it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the house...useless to the defence of the government. In the office lie could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. What he gained in...
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Hand-book of Universal Biography ...

Parke Godwin - 1852 - 821 pągines
...rose to his highest elevation, being made secretary of state ; but it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the house...useless to the defence of the government. In the office he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. What he gained in...
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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations ..., Volum 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...through other offices ; but expectation is often disappointed ; it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the House...the defence of the government. In the office, says Pope,77 he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. What he gained...
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Cyclopedia of Universal Biography: A Record of the Names of the Most Eminent ...

Parke Godwin - 1854 - 821 pągines
...rose to his highest elevation, being mude eecretarv of state ; but it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the house of commons lie eonld not speak, and therefore was useless to the defence of the government. In the office he could...
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Cyclopedia of Biography: A Record of the Lives of Eminent Persons

Parke Godwin - 1866 - 979 pągines
...to his lushest elevation, being made secretary of state ; but it is universally confessed that lie was unequal to the duties of his place. In the house...useless to the defence of the government. In the office lie could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. What he gained in...
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Gossip about Letters and Letter-writers

George Seton - 1870 - 256 pągines
...are clear and concise, as well as graceful, and certainly do not justify the reproach of Pope, that ' he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions.' JOSEPH ADDISON TO MR. CONGREVE. DEAR SIR,—I was very sorry to hear in your last letter that you were...
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The Book of Authors: A Collection of Criticisms, Ana, Mōts, Personal ...

William Clark Russell - 1871 - 516 pągines
...and when he spoke, the few that might try to hear him could not understand him. Pope declared that he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. It is not to be expected that a man should discharge with mechanical precision the duties of a post...
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The Cyclopaedia of Biography ...

Parke Godwin - 1880 - 1153 pągines
...rose to his highest elevation, being made secretary of state ; but it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the house...useless to the defence of the government. In the office he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of flue expressions. What he gained in...
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