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THE

VICAR OF WAKEFIELD

AND OTHER WORKS.

BY

OLIVER GOLDSMITH.
OLIV

With Introductions, Notes, and a Life of Oliver Goldsmith,

BY

JOHN FRANCIS WALLER, LL.D.

BO

V

CASSELL PETTER & GALPIN:

LONDON, PARIS E NEW YORK.

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THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD,

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1.-—The description of the Family of Wakefield, in which a kindred

likeness prevails, as well of minds as of persons

CHAPTER II.-Family misfortunes. The loss of fortune only serves to increase

the pride of the worthy

CHAPTER III.-A migration. The fortunate circumstances of our lives are gene-

rally found at last to be of our own procuring

CHAPTER IV.-A proof that even the humblest fortune may grant happiness,

which depends not on circumstances but constitution

CHAPTER V.-A new and great acquaintance introduced.What we place most

hopes upon, generally proves most fatal

CHAPTER VI.-The happiness of a country fire-side

CHAPTER VII.-A town wit described.The dullest fellows may learn to be

comical for a night or two

CHAPTER VIII.-An amour, which promises little good fortune, yet may be pro-

ductive of much .

CHAPTER IX.-Two ladies of great distinction introduced.-Superior finery ever

seems to confer superior breeding

CHAPTER X.-The family endeavours to cope with their betters. The miseries of

the poor when they attempt to appear above their circumstances .

CHAPTER XI.- The family still resolve to hold up their heads

CHAPTER XII.-Fortune seems resolved to humble the Family of Wakefield.-

Mortifications are often more painful than real calamities .

CHAPTER XIII.-Mr. Burchell is found to be an enemy; for he has the confidence

to give disagreeable advice .

CHAPTER XIV.-Fresh mortifications, or a demonstration that seeming calamities

may be real blessings

CHAPTER XV.-All Mr. Burchell's villany at once detected.The folly of being

overwise

CHAPTER XVI.-The family use art, which is opposed with still greater

CHAPTER XVII.-Scarcely any virtue found to resist the power of long and

pleasing temptation

CHAPTER XVIII.-The pursuit of a father to reclaim a lost child to virtue

CHAPTER XIX.—The description of a person discontented with the present govern-

ment, and apprehensive of the loss of our liberties

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