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The Poetical Works of Goldsmith, Collins and T. Warton

By Goldsmith, Collins & T. Warton

1854 - Edinburgh - James Nichol

9" by 5.5"; (xxvii), 301pp.

 

 
 

 

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A compilation by the Library Edition of British poets of work from Goldsmith, Collins and T. Warton.

Oliver Goldsmith (1730 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature. He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, the source of the phrase "goody two-shoes".

Thomas Warton (1728 1790) was an English literary historian, critic, and poet. From 1785 to 1790 he was the Poet Laureate of England. He is sometimes called Thomas Warton the younger to distinguish him from his father Thomas Warton the elder. His most famous poem remains The Pleasures of Melancholy, a representative work of the Graveyard poets.

William Collins (1721 1759) was an English poet. Second in influence only to Thomas Gray, he was an important poet of the middle decades of the 18th century. His lyrical odes mark a turn away from the Augustan poetry of Alexander Pope's generation and towards the Romantic era which would soon follow.

With 'Lives, Critical Dissertations, and Explanatory Notes' by the Rev. George Gilfillan. George Gilfillan (1813 1878) was a Scottish author and poet.

CONDITION

In a green cloth binding with embossed boards and gilt lettering to spine. Externally generally smart with light rubbing. Internally firmly bound with bright and clean pages throughout. Some pages are uncut. Ink inscription to front free-endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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