The life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: from a variety of original sources, Zväzok 1

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Strana 499 - When all is done, (he concludes,) human life is at the greatest and the best but like a froward child, that must be played with and humoured a little to keep it quiet, till it falls asleep, and then the care is over.
Strana 442 - When accompanying two beautiful young ladies ' with their mother on a tour in France, he was seriously angry that more attention was paid to them than to him...
Strana 342 - This person was no other than the philanthropic bookseller in St. Paul's Churchyard, who has written so many little books for children: he called himself their friend ; but he was the friend of all mankind.
Strana 20 - Near yonder copse, where once the garden smiled, And still where many a garden flower grows wild ; There, where a few torn shrubs the place disclose, The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year...
Strana 443 - Whether, indeed, we take him as a poet, — as a comic writer, — or as an historian, he stands in the first class.
Strana 96 - Frugality, and even avarice, in the lower orders of mankind, are true ambition. These afford the only ladder for the poor to rise to preferment. Teach, then, my dear sir, to your son thrift and economy. Let his poor wandering uncle's example be placed before his eyes.
Strana 374 - I fancy, Sir, this is the first time that he has been engaged in such an adventure." JOHNSON. "Why, Sir, I believe it is the first time he has beat; he may have been beaten before. This, Sir, is a new plume to him.
Strana 299 - It is impossible to conceive how much may be done by a proper education at home. A boy, for instance, who understands perfectly well Latin, French, arithmetic, and the principles of the civil law, and can write a fine hand, has an education that may qualify him for any undertaking.
Strana 287 - No sir, had I been a sharper, had I been possessed of less good nature and native generosity, I might surely now have been in better circumstances.
Strana 144 - Straight envy began, in the shape of no less than three ladies who sat with me, to find faults in her faultless form. — ' For my part,' says the first, ' I think what I always thought, that the Duchess has too much of the red in her complexion.

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