The Life And Times Of Oliver Goldsmith Volume 1 by John Forster

The Life And Times Of Oliver Goldsmith Volume 1

byJohn Forster

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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.1854 Excerpt: ... 1759. at least, while the sound of Bow bell still stayed in his ears: at. 31. nevertheless, " if it were only to spite all Grub-street," he was resolved to write on; and he made light-hearted announcement to the world of what he had written to Bryanton. "If the present generation will not hear my voice, hearken, "0 Posterity! to you I call, and from you I expect redress! "What rapture will it not give, to have the Scaligers, "Daciers, and Warburtons of future times commenting with "admiration upon every line I now write, and working away "those ignorant creatures who offer to arraign my merit, "with all the virulence of learned reproach. Ay, my "friends, let them feel it; call names; never spare them; "they deserve it all, and ten times more." In a like playful tone are his closing threats, that, if not better supported he must throw off all connection with taste, and fairly address his countrymen in the engaging style and manner of other periodical pamphlets. He will change his title into the Royal Bee, he says, the Anti-gaUican Bee, or the Bee's Magazine. He will lay in a proper stock of popular topics; such as encomiums on the King of Prussia, invectives against the Queen of Hungary and the French, the necessity of a militia, our undoubted sovereignty of the seas, reflections upon the present state of affairs, a dissertation upon liberty, some seasonable thoughts upon the intended bridge of Blackfriars, and an address to Britons;--the history of an old woman whose tooth grew three inches long shall not be omitted, nor an ode upon "our victories," nor a rebus, nor an acrostic upon Miss Peggy P--, nor a journal of the weather;--and he will wind up the whole, so that the public shall have no choice but to purchase, with four extraordinary pages of letterpre...

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Title:The Life And Times Of Oliver Goldsmith Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021735436X

ISBN - 13:9780217354363

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