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to you this complete edition of the truly poetical works of your late ingenious friend Oliver GoldSMITH. They will prove a lasting monument of
Every lover of science must deeply lament that this excellent writer, after long struggling with adversity, finished his mortal career just as his
reputation was firmly established, and he had acquired the friendship of Sir JOSHUA REYNOLDS, DR. JOHNSON, MR. EDMUND BURKE, the Dean of DERRY, MR. BEAUCLERC, and Mr. CUMBERLAND, names which Adorn our age and nation.
It is, Sir, being merely an eccho of the PUBLIC voice to celebrate your admirable productions,
" In which to latest times the artist lives.”
Had Dr. Goldsmith understood the art of painting, of which he modestly declares himself ignorant, his pen
would have done justice to the merits of your pencil-he chose a nobler theme, by declaring his ardent affection for the virtues of your heart.
That you may long continue, Sir, the ornament of your country, and the delight of your friends, is the fincere with of,
Your most obliged,
T. E V A N S.
Strand, Jan. !,
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V O L U ME THE FIRST.
LIFE of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.
i Epitaph on Dr. Goldsmith, by W. Woty
1 Commendatory verses
lii Prologue, written and spoken by the Poet Laberius 3 Double Transformation, a tale
5 A new Simile, in the manner of Swift Description of an Author's Bed-chamber Letter, addressed to the Printer of the St. James's Chronicle
17 The Hermit, a Balladi
19 Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog
26 Stanzas on Woman
28 Traveller, a Poem
29 Deserted Village, a Poem
74 Epitaph on Dr. Parnel
77 Epilogue to the Sisters
78 The Haunch of Venison, a Poetic Epistle 81 Song, from the oratorio of the Captivity 89 Song
90 The Clown's Reply
91 Epitaph on Edward Purdon Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize
93 Retaliation, a Poem
107 Mr. Boswell's Letter
ib, Prologue to Zobiede, a Tragedy
112 The Logicians refuted
115 Stanzas on the taking Quebec
118 On a beautiful Youth struck blind by Lightning 119 Sonnet