The Works Of Oliver Goldsmith; Life. Vicar Of Wakefield. Essays. Letters: Life. Vicar of Wakefield…

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byOliver Goldsmith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... be heard in their turn; every man had his song, and he saw no reason why he should not be heard as well as any of the rest; one entreated the attention of the company while he took off Mr. Lowe; one begged to be heard while he gave "Death and the Lady" in high taste; another sang to a plate which he kept trundling on the edges. Nothing was now heard but singing; voice rose above voice, till the whole became one universal shout, when the landlord came to acquaint the company that the reckoning was drunk out. Rabelais calls the moments in which a reckoning is mentioned, the most melancholy of our lives, and such I now actually found them: never was so much noise so quickly quelled, as by this short but pathetic oration of our landlord. "Drunk out!" was echoed in a tone of discontent round the table: "Drunk out already!" that was very odd! that so much punch could be drunk out already--impossible! The landlord, however, seeming resolved not to retreat from his first assurances, the company was dissolved, and a president chosen for the night ensuing. You cannot, Sir, be at a loss, whether I relished such extatic nonsense. To be sincere, I retired home'heartily fatigued, and resolved never more to frequent a nest of dunces, who had neither variety to supply future entertainment, nor skill to enjoy the present. A friend of mine, to whom I was complaining some time after of the entertainment I have been describing, proposed to bring me to the club that he frequented, which he fancied would suit the gravity of my temper exactly. "We have at the Muzzy Club," says he, "no riotous mirth, nor awkward ribaldry; no confusion, or bawling; all is conducted with wisdom and decency: besides, some of our members...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... be heard in their turn; every man had his song, and he saw no reason why he should not be heard as well as any...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217899285

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