Selected Writings


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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415967433
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: Fyfield Books Series
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
A Note on the Texts 14
A Prologue... 15
On a Beautiful Youth Struck Blind with Lightning 15
The Gift 16
A Sonnet 16
An Elegy on the Glory of Her Sex, Mrs. Mary Blaize 17
The Double Transformation 18
Description of an Author's Bed-chamber 21
On Seeing Mrs. *** Perform in the Character of *** 22
On the Death of the Right Honourable *** 22
An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog 23
Stanzas on Woman 25
Edwin and Angelina 25
Songs 31
The Traveller 32
A New Simile 44
Verses in Reply to an Invitation... 46
Epitaph on Edward Purdon 47
Epilogue to The Good-Natured Man 48
Epilogue to The Sister 49
The Deserted Village 51
Epitaph on Dr. Parnell 63
The Haunch of Venison 63
Prologue to Zobeide 67
Song 68
Epilogue to She Stoops to Conquer 68
Epilogue spoken by Mr. Lee Lewes... 70
Retaliation 71
[On Ovid's Epistles] 77
From An Enquiry into the Present State of Polite Learning in Europe 85
From The Bee 97
From The Citizen of the World 112
The Revolution in Low Life 134
From An History of the Earth and Animated Nature 137
To Mrs. Bunbury 145
Afterword: Goldsmith and Politics 149
Notes 169
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