The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Miscellaneous poems. The good-natured man. She stoops to conquer; or, the Mistakes of a night. An oratorio. Prefaces. [Criticisms
A. and W. Galignani and Jules Didot, 1825
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answer appears assure beauty begin believe better CHARLES comes CROAKER dear desire don't Enter Exit expect eyes face fear fortune friendship GARNET gentleman give half hand happiness HASTINGS head hear heart Heaven HONEYWOOD honour hope hour I'll JARVIS keep kind lady learning leave LEONTINE LOFTY look Lord lost madam manner MARLOW married master mean merit mind MISS HARDCASTLE MISS NEVILLE MISS RICHLAND nature never night OLIVIA once perhaps plain pleased pleasure poem poet poor present reader reason rest rise round scarce seems seen SERVANT serve SIR WILLIAM suppose sure taken talk tell there's thing thought told TONY translation turn whole wish write young
Stran 101 - 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, unemployed or in place, sir, To eat mutton cold, and cut blocks with a razor.
Stran 65 - Beside yon straggling fence that skirts the way, With blossomed furze unprofitably gay, There, in his noisy mansion, skill'd to rule, The village master taught his little school; A man severe he was, and stern to view, I knew him well, and every truant knew; Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace The day's disasters in his morning face...
Stran 31 - And in that town a dog was found, As many dogs there be, Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound, And curs of low degree.
Stran 62 - Around my fire an evening group to draw, And tell of all I felt and all I saw; And, as a hare whom hounds and horns pursue Pants to the place from whence at first she flew, I still had hopes, my long vexations past, Here to return - and die at home at last.
Stran 73 - 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...
Stran 100 - Here lies our good Edmund, whose genius was such, We scarcely can praise it, or blame it too much; Who, born for the universe, narrow'd his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind.
Stran 72 - O luxury ! thou curst by Heaven's decree, How ill exchanged are things like these for thee ! How do thy potions, with insidious joy, Diffuse their pleasures only to destroy ! Kingdoms by thee, to sickly greatness grown, Boast of a florid vigour not their own. At every draught more large and large they grow, A bloated mass of rank unwieldy woe ; Till sapped their strength, and every part unsound, Down, down they sink, and spread a ruin round.
Stran 43 - Could nature's bounty satisfy the breast, The sons of Italy were surely blest.
Stran 40 - Where all the ruddy family around Laugh at the jests or pranks that never fail, Or sigh with pity at some mournful tale ; Or press the bashful stranger to his fo6d, And learn the luxury of doing good.