The Miscellaneous Works Of Oliver Goldsmith (volume 3)

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byOliver Goldsmith

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... sponding with their duty. But I am since informed, that some are appointed to preside over temples they never visit; and, while they receive all the money, are contented with letting others do all the good. Adieu. LETTER XLII. From Fnm Hoam, to Lien Chi Altangi, the discontented Wanderer, by the way of Moscow. Mcst I ever continue to condemn thy perseverance, and blame that curiosity which destroys thy happiness! What yet untasted banquet, what luxury yet unknown, has rewarded thy painful adventures? Name a pleasure which thy native country could not amply procure; frame a wish that might not have been satisfied in China! Why then such toil, and such danger, in pursuit of raptures within your reach at home? The Europeans, you will say, excel us in sciences and in arts; those sciences which bound the aspiring wish, and those arts which tend to gratify even unrestrained desire. They may perhaps outdo us in the arts of building ships, casting cannons, or measuring mountains; but are they superiour in the greatest of all arts, the art of governing kingdoms and ourselves? When I compare the history of China with that of Europe, how do I exult in being a native of that kingdom which derives its original from the sun. Upon opening the Chinese history, I there behold an ancient extended empire, established by laws which nature and reason seem to have dictated. The duty of children to their parents, a duty which nature implants in every breast, forms the strength of that government which has subsisted for time immemorial. Filial obedience is the first and greatest requisite of a state : by this we become good subjects to our emperors, capable of behaving with just subordination to our superiours, and grateful dependants on Heaven: by this we become fonder of marriage, in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... sponding with their duty. But I am since informed, that some are appointed to preside over temples they never visit; and, while they ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217092187

ISBN - 13:9780217092180

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