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S IR, I
AM happy in having your permifion to inscribe 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" muft deeply lament that this excellent writer, after iềng föruggling with adversity, finished his mortal-caiterójúít as his reputation was firmly establihed, and he had acquired the friendihip of S Ř° JOSHUA REYNOLDS, DR. JOHNSON, MR, EDMUND BURKE, the DEAN OF DERRY, MR. BEAUCLERC, and Mr. CUMBERLAND, names which arorn our age and nation.
It is, Sir, being merely an echo 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 wish of,
Your most obliged,
Humble servant, Strand, Jan. 1,
T. EVAN $. 1780.
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VOLUME 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
13 Letter, addressed to the Printer of the St. James's Chronicle
17 The Hermit, a Ballad
19 Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog
26 Stanzas on Woman
28 Traveller, a Poem
29 Deserted Village a Poem
Retaliation, a Poem