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The Complete Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith   By: (1730-1774)

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THE COMPLETE

POETICAL WORKS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH

'EDITED WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES'

BY

AUSTIN DOBSON HON. LL.D. EDIN.

PREFATORY NOTE

THIS volume is a reprint, extended and revised, of the 'Selected Poems' of Goldsmith issued by the Clarendon Press in 1887. It is 'extended,' because it now contains the whole of Goldsmith's poetry: it is 'revised' because, besides the supplementary text, a good deal has been added in the way of annotation and illustration. In other words, the book has been substantially enlarged. Of the new editorial material, the bulk has been collected at odd times during the last twenty years; but fresh Goldsmith facts are growing rare. I hope I have acknowledged obligation wherever it has been incurred; I trust also, for the sake of those who come after me, that something of my own will be found to have been contributed to the literature of the subject.

AUSTIN DOBSON.

CONTENTS Introduction Chronology of Goldsmith's Life and Poems

POEMS The Traveller; or, A Prospect of Society The Deserted Village Prologue of Laberius On a Beautiful Youth struck Blind with Lightning The Gift. To Iris, in Bow Street The Logicians Refuted A Sonnet Stanzas on the Taking of Quebec An Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize Description of an Author's Bedchamber On seeing Mrs. perform in the Character of On the Death of the Right Hon. An Epigram. Addressed to the Gentlemen reflected on in 'The Rosciad', a Poem, by the Author To G. C. and R. L Translation of a South American Ode The Double Transformation. A Tale A New Simile, in the Manner of Swift Edwin and Angelina Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog Song ('When Lovely Woman,' &c.) Epilogue to 'The Good Natur'd Man' Epilogue to 'The Sister' Prologue to 'Zobeide' Threnodia Augustalis: Sacred to the Memory of Her Late Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales Song ('Let School masters,' &c.) Epilogue to 'She Stoops to Conquer' Retaliation Song ('Ah, me! when shall I marry me?') Translation ('Chaste are their instincts') The Haunch of Venison Epitaph on Thomas Parnell The Clown's Reply Epitaph on Edward Purdon Epilogue for Lee Lewes Epilogue written for 'She Stoops to Conquer' (1) Epilogue written for 'She Stoops to Conquer' (2) The Captivity. An Oratorio Verses in Reply to an Invitation to Dinner Letter in Prose and Verse to Mrs. Bunbury Vida's Game of Chess

NOTES

Introduction to the Notes Editions of the Poems The Traveller The Deserted Village Prologue of Laberius On a Beautiful Youth struck Blind with Lightning The Gift The Logicians Refuted A Sonnet Stanzas on the Taking of Quebec An Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize Description of an Author's Bedchamber On seeing Mrs. perform in the Character of On the Death of the Right Hon. An Epigram To G. C. and R. L. Translation of a South American Ode The Double Transformation A New Simile Edwin and Angelina Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog Song (from 'The Vicar of Wakefield') Epilogue ('The Good Natur'd Man') Epilogue ('The Sister') Prologue ('Zobeide') Threnodia Augustalis Song (from 'She Stoops to Conquer') Epilogue ('She Stoops to Conquer') Retaliation Song intended for 'She Stoops to Conquer' Translation The Haunch of Venison Epitaph on Thomas Parnell The Clown's Reply Epitaph on Edward Purdon Epilogue for Lee Lewes's Benefit Epilogue ('She Stoops to Conquer') (1) Epilogue ('She Stoops to Conquer') (2) The Captivity Verses in Reply to an Invitation to Dinner Letter in Prose and Verse to Mrs. Bunbury Vida's Game of Chess

APPENDIXES

Portraits of Goldsmith Descriptions of Newell's Views of Lissoy, &c The Epithet 'Sentimental' Fragments of Translations, &c., by Goldsmith Goldsmith on Poetry under Anne and George the First Criticisms from Goldsmith's 'Beauties of English Poesy'

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

OLIVER GOLDSMITH. From Joseph Marchi's mezzotint of 1770 after the portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds... Continue reading book >>




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