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Oliver Goldsmith A Biography   By: (1783-1859)

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A Biography


Washington Irving


I. Birth and Parentage Characteristics of the Goldsmith Race Poetical Birthplace Goblin House Scenes of Boyhood Lissoy Picture of a Country Parson Goldsmith's Schoolmistress Byrne, the Village Schoolmaster Goldsmith's Hornpipe and Epigram Uncle Contarine School Studies and School Sports Mistakes of a Night

II. Improvident Marriages in the Goldsmith Family Goldsmith at the University Situation of a Sizer Tyranny of Wilder, the Tutor Pecuniary Straits Street Ballads College Riot Gallows Walsh College Prize A Dance Interrupted

III. Goldsmith rejected by the Bishop Second Sally to see the World Takes Passage for America Ship sails without him Return on Fiddleback A Hospitable Friend The Counselor

IV. Sallies forth as a Law Student Stumbles at the Outset Cousin Jane and the Valentine A Family Oracle Sallies forth as a Student of Medicine Hocus pocus of a Boarding house Transformations of a Leg of Mutton The Mock Ghost Sketches of Scotland Trials of Toryism A Poet's Purse for a Continental Tour

V. The agreeable Fellow passengers Risks from Friends picked up by the Wayside Sketches of Holland and the Dutch Shifts while a Poor Student at Leyden The Tulip Speculation The Provident Flute Sojourn at Paris Sketch of Voltaire Traveling Shifts of a Philosophic Vagabond

VI. Landing In England Shifts of a Man without Money The Pestle and Mortar Theatricals in a Barn Launch upon London A City Night Scene Struggles with Penury Miseries of a Tutor A Doctor in the Suburb Poor Practice and Second hand Finery A Tragedy in Embryo Project of the Written Mountains

VII. Life as a Pedagogue Kindness to Schoolboys Pertness In Return Expensive Charities The Griffiths and the "Monthly Review" Toils of a Literary Hack Rupture with the Griffiths

VIII. Newbery, of Picture book Memory How to keep up Appearances Miseries of Authorship A Poor Relation Letter to Hodson

IX. Hackney Authorship Thoughts of Literary Suicide Return to Peckham Oriental Projects Literary Enterprise to raise Funds Letter to Edward Wells To Robert Bryanton Death of Uncle Contarine Letter to Cousin Jane

X. Oriental Appointment, and Disappointment Examination at the College of Surgeons How to procure a Suit of Clothes Fresh Disappointment A Tale of Distress The Suit of Clothes in Pawn Punishment for doing an act of Charity Gayeties of Green Arbor Court Letter to his Brother Life of Voltaire Scroggins, an attempt at Hock Heroic Poetry

XI. Publication of "The Inquiry" Attacked by Griffith's "Review" Kenrick, the Literary Ishmaelite Periodical Literature Goldsmith's Essays Garrick as a Manager Smollett and his Schemes Change of Lodgings The Robin Hood Club

XII. New Lodgings Visits of Ceremony Hangers on Pilkington and the White Mouse Introduction to Dr. Johnson Davies and his Bookshop Pretty Mrs. Davies Foote and his Projects Criticism of the Cudgel

XIII. Oriental Projects Literary Jobs The Cherokee Chiefs Merry Islington and the White Conduit House Letters on the History of England James Boswell Dinner of Davies Anecdotes of Johnson and Goldsmith

XIV. Hogarth a Visitor at Islington His Character Street Studies Sympathies between Authors and Painters Sir Joshua Reynolds His Character His Dinners The Literary Club Its Members Johnson's Revels with Lanky and Beau Goldsmith at the Club

XV. Johnson a Monitor to Goldsmith Finds him in Distress with his Landlady Relieved by the Vicar of Wakefield The Oratorio Poem of The Traveler The Poet and his Dog Success of the Poem Astonishment of the Club Observations on the Poem

XVI. New Lodgings Johnson's Compliment A Titled Patron The Poet at Northumberland House His Independence of the Great The Countess of Northumberland Edwin and Angelina Gosford and Lord Clare Publication of Essays Evils of a rising Reputation Hangers on Job Writing Goody Two shoes A Medical Campaign Mrs... Continue reading book >>

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