Four Centuries Of English Letters; Selections From The Correspondence Of One Hundred And Fifty…

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byWilliam Baptiste Scoones

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...news of our family and old acquaintances. For instance, you may begin by telling me about the family where you reside, how they spend their time, and whether they ever make mention of me. Tell me about my mother, my brother Hodson and his son, my brother Harry's son and daughter, my sister Johnson, the family of Ballyoughter, what is become of them, where they live, and how they do. You talked of being my only brother. I don't understand you. Where is Charles? A sheet of paper occasionally filled with the news of this kind would make me very happy, and would keep you nearer my mind. As it is, my dear brother,, believe me to be Yours, most affectionately, Oliver Goldsmith. CLXXX. Goldsmith had been lodging at a little farm-house in Edgeware when he wrote this letter, and the comedy so modestly referred to was no other than the immortal' She Stoops to Conquer.' In March 1773 it was at last brought out at Covent Garden, and with amazing success. The difficulties that it met with from the timidity of Colman, the jealousy of Cumberland, and the unworldliness of the author himself, are now matter of history, and the comedy itself universally recognised as the best English play of that century. Oliver Goldsmith to Bennet Langton. The Temple: September 7, 1772 My dear Sir,--Since I had the pleasure of seeing you last, I have been almost wholly in the country, at a farmer's house, quite alone, trying to write a comedy. It is now finished; but when or how it will be acted, or whether it will be acted at all, are questions I cannot resolve. I am therefore so much employed upon that, that I am under the necessity of putting off my intended visit to Lincolnshire for this season. Reynolds is just returned from Paris, and finds himself now in the case of a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...news of our family and old acquaintances. For instance, you may begin by telling me about the family where you reside, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217214347

ISBN - 13:9780217214346

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