The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original Sources (Google eBook)

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E. L. Carey & A. Hart, 1837 - 550 pages
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Page 380 - Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease, Seats of my youth, when every sport could please, How often have I loitered o'er thy green, Where humble happiness endeared each scene ! How often have I paused on every charm, The sheltered cot, the cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill...
Page 383 - For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still ; While words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around. And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all he knew.
Page 387 - Redress the rigours of the inclement clime ; Aid slighted truth with thy persuasive strain ; Teach erring man to spurn the rage of gain : Teach him, that states of native strength...
Page 365 - Goldsmith, to divert the tedious minutes, strutted about, bragging of his dress, and I believe was seriously vain of it, for his mind was wonderfully prone to such impressions. " Come, come (said Garrick), talk no more of that. You are, perhaps, the worst eh, eh...
Page 352 - Whether, indeed, we take him as a poet, as a comic writer, or as an historian, he stands in the first class.
Page 473 - I'll make Goldsmith forgive me ; ' and then called to him in a loud voice, ' Dr. Goldsmith, something passed today where you and I dined: I ask your pardon.' Goldsmith answered placidly, 'It must be much from you, sir, that I take ill.
Page 491 - Turn to learning and gaming, religion and raking. With the love of a wench, let his writings be chaste ; Tip his tongue with strange matter, his pen with fine taste ; That the rake and the poet o'er all may prevail Set fire to the head, and set fire to the tail : For the joy of each sex, on the world I'll bestow it : This scholar, rake, Christian, dupe, gamester, and poet, Thro...
Page 225 - When accompanying two beautiful young ladies ' with their mother on a tour in France, he was seriously angry that more attention was paid to them than to him...
Page 178 - This person was no other than the philanthropic bookseller in St. Paul's Churchyard, who has written so many little books for children: he called himself their friend ; but he was the friend of all mankind.
Page 267 - Ev'n the rough rocks with tender myrtle bloom, And trodden weeds send out a rich perfume. Bear me, some god, to Baia's gentle seats, Or cover me in Umbria's green retreats ; Where western gales eternally reside, And all the seasons lavish all their pride : Blossoms, and fruits, and flowers together rise, And the whole year in gay confusion lies.

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