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Էջ 147 - editions were called for, and in August came a fifth. The poem was dedicated to Reynolds, with a touching reference to Henry Goldsmith. " The only dedication I ever made was to my brother, because I loved him better than most other men. He is since dead. Permit me to inscribe this Poem to
Էջ 217 - The Mystery Revealed (Pamphlet on the CockLane Ghost) . Citizen of the World. Life of Richard Nash - History of England, in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to his Son The Traveller
Էջ 61 - that the wisest men often have friends, with whom they do not care how much they play the fool. Take my present follies as instances of regard. Poetry is a much easier, and more agreeable species of composition than prose, and could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
Էջ 161 - Wak'd Priam in drawing his curtains by night. But we quickly found out, for who could mistake her ? That she came with some terrible news from the baker : And so it fell out, for that negligent sloven Had shut out the pasty on shutting his oven.
Էջ 178 - in man ; As an actor, confess'd without rival to shine : As a wit, if not first, in the very first line : Vet, with talents like these,
Էջ 174 - d'aulres 1 See Act ii., where Hastings says: "If my dearest girl will trust in her faithful Hastings, we shall soon be landed in France, where even among slaves the laws of marriage are respected.
Էջ 60 - till my book with Mr. Dodsley shall be publish'd, and then perhaps you may see the bright side of a mind when my professions shall not appear the dictates of necessity but of choice.
Էջ 161 - With looks that quite petrified, entered the maid ; A visage so sad, and so pale with affright, Wak'd Priam in drawing his curtains by night. But we quickly found out, for who could mistake her ? That she came with some terrible news from the baker : And so it fell out, for that negligent sloven Had shut out the pasty on shutting his oven.
Էջ 154 - I cannot help mentioning another circumstance; I bought a new ribbon for my wig at Canterbury, and the barber at Calais broke it in order to gain sixpence by buying me a new one.
Էջ 134 - were reading this particular paper at Streatham, Johnson came upon them. " Ah, Madam," said he, " Goldsmith was not scrupulous; but he would have been a great man, had he known the real value of his own internal resources.

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