The Miscellaneous Works Of Oliver Goldsmith [ed. By S. Rose]

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byOliver Goldsmith

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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. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...Gircassia; where the valour of the hero is guided by wisdom, and where delicacy of sentiment points the shafts of female beauty. I was the dnly daughter of an officer in the army, the child of his age, aiif as he used fondly to express it, the only chain that bound him to the world, or made his life pleasing. His station procured him an acquaintance with men of greater rank and fortune than himself, and his regard for me induced him to bring me into every family where he was acquainted. Thus I was ear'y taught all the elegancies and fashionable foibles of such as the world calls polite, and though without fortune myself, was taught to despise those who lived as if they were poor. My intercourse with the great, and my affectation of grandeur procured me many lovers; but want of fortune deterred them all from any other views than those of passing the present moment agreeably, or of meditating my future ruin. In every company I found myself addressed in a warmer strain of passion, than other ladies who were superior in point of rnnk and beauty: and this 1 imputed to an excess of respect, which in reality proceeded rrom very different motives. Among the number of such as paid me their ad-.dresses, was a gentleman, a friend of my father, rather in the decline of life, with nothing remarkable either in his person or address to recommend him. His age which was about forty, his fortune which was moderate, and barely sufficient to support him, served to throw me off my guard, so that I considered him as the only sincere admirer I had. This story bears a striking similitude to the real history of Miss S fl who accompanied Lady W e, in her retreat near Florence, and which the editor had t'r'om her own mouth. Designing Designing lovers in the Decline of life...

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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. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...Gircassia; where the valour of the hero is guided by wisdom, and where delicacy of sentiment points the shafts of femal...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217764290

ISBN - 13:9780217764292

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