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He said of Goldsmith's Traveller , which had been published in my absence , There has not been so fine a poem since Pope's time . ” And here it is proper to settle , with authentick precision , what has long floated in publick report ...
The truth is , that Goldsmith himself was in a mistake . ... Dr. Johnson at the same time favoured me by marking the lines which he furnished to Goldsmith's Deserted Village , which are only the last four : That trade's proud empire ...
Another evening Dr. Goldsmith and I called on him , with the hope of prevailing on him to sup with us at the Mitre . We found him indisposed , and resolved not to go abroad . “ Come , then , " said Goldsmith , “ we will not go to the ...
Johnson then called for a bottle of port , of which Goldsmith and I partook , while our friend , now a water - drinker , sat by us . GOLDSMITH . “ I think , Mr. Johnson , you don't go near the theatres now . yourself no more concern ...
( turning to Goldsmith , ) I am not quite idle : I made one line tother day ; but I made no more . ” GOLDSMITH . • Let us hear it ; we'll put a bad one to it . ” . JOHNSON . “ No , sir ; I have forgot it . " Such specimens of the easy ...
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