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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,

Humble servant,

T. E V A N S.

Strand, Jan. !,



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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

54 The


The Gift

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

95 Song

107 Mr. Boswell's Letter

ib, Prologue to Zobiede, a Tragedy

109 Epilogue

112 The Logicians refuted

115 Stanzas on the taking Quebec

118 On a beautiful Youth struck blind by Lightning 119 Sonnet



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