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"Sweet Auburn! Loveliest village of the plain..." This is one of Goldsmith's greatest achievements, a poem that is so good to read yet which has such a significant message in showing how social change is affecting old traditions. Goldsmith, playwright, novelist and poet, was praised by Dr Johnson as adorning whatever he touched. But Goldsmith worked long and hard as a hack ...more
Paperback, Orion's Phoenix 60p series, 64 pages
Published February 5th 1996 by Phoenix (Orion Books)
(first published 1770)
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The Anglo-Irish poet, dramatist, novelist, and essayist Oliver Goldsmith wrote, translated, or compiled more than 40 volumes. The works for which he is remembered are marked by good sense, moderation, balance, order, and intellectual honesty.