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DUBLIN : HODGES, SMITH & co., 104, GRAFTON STREET,
BOOKSELLERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.
THE Education, Adventures and Mischances, of Oliver Goldsmith, from his
Childhood 'till he stood Friendless and Penniless, “ in the Lonely,
Terrible Streets of London” .. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3
PERSONAL History of Goldsmith-Struggles of an Author in London—The
Prose of Poets-Selections from Goldsmith's Prose- The Lawyers and
the Doctors-He ascends to Wine Arbour Court-Is discovered to be
a man of genius Gives a supper to Doctor Johnson–Is introduced to
the wits of the time-Is elected by “The Club”—Notices of its leading
members—Johnson, . Burke, Gibbon, Reynolds, Garrick, Boswell
“ Immortal Conclave” –Intellectual contests between Johnson and
Burke-Sir Bulwer Lytton's brilliant criticisms in verse ... ... 17
The Vicar of Wakefield introduced by the verses of Sir Bulwer Lytton-
Rousseau and Voltaire in contrast with Johnson and Goldsmith-
Character, value and excellence of the book-Critical opinions thereon.
Macaulay's rejected—Schlegel's preferred, “The gem of European
works of fiction is the Vicar of Wakefield"--Historical abridgments.
An amusing Dialogue between Boswell and his master on the superior
merits of Goldsmith as an Historian—"The Animated Nature as
entertaining as a Persian tale” ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 41
GOLDSMITH as a Poet~History, uses and origin of Poetry—The Tra-
veller and minor Poems—The generosity, independence and political
integrity of our Poet established—His Plays-His fortune improved
Expenses increased — The Deserted Village – Criticisms thereon-
Respective claims of Macaulay and of Goldsmith to immortality,
Calamities of Authors—The moral-Conclusion ... ... ... ... 52
THE METROPOLITAN HALL, JANUARY THE 8Th, 1862.