The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life & Writings to which is Added a Critical Disseetation on His Poetry
Cadell & Davies, 1805 - 148 sider
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appear bard blessings blest bliss breast BULKLEY called character charms dear death e'en equal ev'ry eyes face fail feel fire force genius give Goldsmith half hand happiness head heart hold honour hopes hour humble Italy Johnson kind land late learning leave lies look lord lost luxury manners master means mind MISS moral nature never night o'er Oliver once pain party passion perhaps piece plain play pleasure poem poet poetical poetry poor pow'r praise present pride printed produced ready rest rise round scene seems seen share sigh smiling sorrow soul spread sure sweet tears thee things thou thought till toil train Traveller truth turn village wealth wish write young
Side 36 - How often have I blest the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play, And all the village train, from labour free, Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree...
Side 55 - 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...
Side 47 - Ye friends to truth, ye statesmen, who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, 'Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land.
Side 36 - Sweet smiling village, loveliest of the lawn, Thy sports are fled, and all thy charms withdrawn : Amidst thy bowers the tyrant's hand is seen, And desolation saddens all thy green : One only master grasps the whole domain, And half a tillage stints thy smiling plain.
Side 40 - The sober herd that lowed to meet their young, The noisy geese that gabbled o'er the pool, The playful children just let loose from school , The watchdog's voice that bayed the whispering wind, And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind...
Side 72 - 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.
Side 26 - How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure...
Side 44 - Careless their merits or their faults to scan, His pity gave ere charity began. Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And...
Side 10 - But me, not destined such delights to share, My prime of life in wandering spent and care ; Impell'd, with steps unceasing, to pursue Some fleeting good, that mocks me with the view ; That, like the circle bounding earth and skies, Allures from far, yet, as I follow, flies ; My fortune leads to traverse realms alone, And find no spot of all the world my own.
Side 46 - The chest contrived a double debt to pay, A bed by night, a chest of drawers by day...