The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Including a Variety of Pieces Now First Collected, Volum 3

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G. P. Putnam, 1854
 

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Pàgina 129 - ... with a tolerable voice, and now turned what was once my amusement into a present means of subsistence. I passed among the harmless peasants of Flanders, and among such of the French as were poor enough to be very merry ; for I ever found them sprightly in proportion to their wants. Whenever I approached a peasant's house towards nightfall, I played one of my most merry tunes, and that procured me not only a lodging but subsistence for the next day.
Pàgina 35 - I gave laws, was regulated in the following manner : By sunrise we all assembled in our common apartment, the fire being previously kindled by the servant ; after we had saluted each other with proper ceremony, (for I always thought fit to keep up some mechanical forms of good breeding, without which, freedom ever destroys friendship,) we all bent in gratitude to that Being who gave us another day.
Pàgina 433 - ... beans and bacon, and a barn-door fowl. " Now his lordship is run after his cart, I have a moment left to myself to tell you that I overheard him yesterday agree with a painter, for two hundred pounds, to paint his country hall with trophies of rakes, spades, prongs, etc., and other ornaments, merely to countenance his calling this place a farm.
Pàgina 150 - The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom, — is to die.
Pàgina 390 - These misguided innovators have not been content with restoring antiquated words and phrases, but have indulged themselves in the most licentious transpositions and the harshest constructions, vainly imagining, that the more their writings are unlike prose, the more they resemble poetry. They have adopted a language of their own and call upon mankind for admiration. All those who do not understand them are silent, and those who make out their meaning are willing to praise, to show they understand.
Pàgina 380 - In short, come down forthwith, or give me good reasons for delaying, though but for a day or two, by the next post. If I find them just, I will come up to you, though you...
Pàgina 130 - The whole secret consisted in a strict adherence to two rules : the one, always to observe the picture might have been better if the painter had taken more pains ; and the other, to praise the works of Pietro Perugino.
Pàgina 75 - Welcome ! welcome, Moses ! Well, my boy, what have you brought us from the fair ? " " I have brought you myself," cried Moses, with a sly look, and resting the box on the dresser.
Pàgina 244 - I answered, that had he been so unfortunate as to be a mere gentleman, I should never have come to see him ; and I was very much disgusted at so unseasonable a piece of vanity.
Pàgina 52 - No flocks that range the valley free To slaughter I condemn; Taught by that Power that pities me, I learn to pity them. "But from the mountain's grassy side A guiltless feast I bring; A scrip with herbs and fruits supplied, And water from the spring. "Then, pilgrim, turn, thy cares forego; All earth-born cares are wrong; Man wants but little here below, Nor wants that little long.

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