Oliver Goldsmith Quotes

And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all he knew.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish poet, essayist, playwright. The Deserted Village, l. 215-6 (1770). Referring to the village schoolmaster.
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Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. The Deserted Village. Referring specifically to poetry.
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Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay: Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade; A breath can make them, as a breath has made; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Oliver Goldsmith (1730?-1774), Irish playwright, novelist, poet. The Deserted Village (l. 51-56). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain, Where health and plenty cheered the labouring swain, Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid, And parting summer's lingering blooms delayed, Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease, Seats of my youth, when every sport could please, How often have I loitered o'er the green, Where humble happiness endeared each scene.
Oliver Goldsmith (1730?-1774), Irish playwright, novelist, poet. The Deserted Village (l. 1-8). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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Ill fares the land, to hast'ning ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. The Deserted Village, l. 51-2 (1770).
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The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. The Deserted Village, l. 122 (1770).
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Sweet smiling village, loveliest of the lawn, Thy sports are fled and all thy charms withdrawn; Amidst thy bowers the tyrant's hand is seen, And desolation saddens all thy green; One only master grasps the whole domain, And half a tillage stints thy smiling plain;
Oliver Goldsmith (1730?-1774), Irish playwright, novelist, poet. The Deserted Village (l. 35-40). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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In all the silent manliness of grief.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author. The Deserted Village, l. 384 (1770).
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Where village statesmen talked with looks profound, And news much older than their ale went round.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. The Deserted Village, l. 223-4 (1770).
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Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace The day's disasters in his morning face.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. The Deserted Village, l. 199-200 (1770). Referring to the village schoolmaster.
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