The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, المجلد 3

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Hastings, Etheridge, and Bliss, 1809

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الصفحة 108 - ... ivy-tree, and that was laughed at ; he repeated the jest of the two scholars and one pair of breeches, and the company laughed at that ; but the story of Taffy in the...
الصفحة 110 - To be obliged to wear a long wig, when I liked a short one, or a black coat, when I generally dressed in brown, I thought was such a restraint upon my liberty, that I absolutely rejected the proposal.
الصفحة 103 - THOUGH fond of many acquaintances, I desire an intimacy only with a few. The man in black whom I have often mentioned, is one whose friendship I could wish to acquire, because he possesses my esteem. His manners, it is true, are tinctured with some strange inconsistencies ; and he may be justly termed a humorist in a nation of humorists.
الصفحة 108 - We were told that universal benevolence was what first cemented society ; we were taught to consider all the wants of mankind as our own ; to regard the human face divine with affection and esteem ; he wound us up to be mere machines of pity, and rendered us incapable of withstanding the slightest impulse made either by real or fictitious distress ; in a word, we were perfectly instructed in the art of giving away thousands before we were taught the more necessary qualifications of getting a farthing.
الصفحة 105 - ... beggarmen. He was beginning a third to the same purpose, when a sailor with a wooden leg once more crossed our walks, desiring our pity, and blessing our limbs. I was for going on without taking any notice, but my friend looking...
الصفحة 293 - I found every sense overpaid with more than expected pleasure ; the lights every where glimmering through the scarcely moving trees; the full-bodied concert bursting on the stillness of the night, the natural concert of the birds, in the more retired part of the grove, vying with that which was formed by art ; the company...
الصفحة 33 - Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
الصفحة 260 - ... master, and placed her under the direction of his own sister. Here she was treated with all the respect which her merit deserved, while her beauty every day improved with her good fortune. She had not been long in this situation, when Peter the Great paying the prince a visit, Oatharina happened to come in with some dry fruits, which she served round with peculiar modesty.
الصفحة 108 - My father, the younger son of a good family, was possessed of a small living in the church. His education was above his fortune, and his generosity greater than his education. Poor as he was, he had his flatterers still poorer than himself; for every dinner he gave them, they returned an equivalent in praise; and this was all he wanted.
الصفحة 110 - So that my friends were now perfectly satisfied I was undone ; and yet they thought 'it a pity for one who had not the least harm in him, and was so very good-natured.

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