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HARVARD
UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY

LONDON:

BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

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Mrs. Behn, Mr. Congreve, and

Horace Walpole's “great poets"
Johnson dipping and riding
Rousseau in Garrick's box
Goldsunith at the theatre
The Clandestine Marriage
Garrick's original dranght
Colman discontonted
Fine gentlemen on the stage
Goldsmith and Newbery
Thoughts of a comedy
At the Devil tavern
Conversation Cooke
Dupe to an impostor
Adventures of a guinea
Goldsmith and Charles Lamb's

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schoolmistress

Patagonians.

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CHAPTER XV.

1766.

THE GREAT WORLD AND ITS RULERS.

1766. Lord Rockingham retires

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Et. 38. Mr. Pitt and a new arrangement 39

A king's caresses .

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Lord Chatham and Gray

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Camden and Shelburne

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Charles Townshend

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Endeavours to secure Burke 38

Obstructions in his way

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Wbat he had and what he wanted 39

Charles Fox's tirst admiration 39

The three gangs

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Influence of faction on literature

Pamphleteering and libelling 41

Uses of literature to politics 42

Gratitude of politics to literature 42

Christopher Anstey

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A prediction for the next Au-

gustan Age

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Men of letters in London and in

Paris

A famous quarrel

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Burke's trick upon Goldsmith 214
The Irish widow.

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Celebrated talkers

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An old lady's advice
Goldsmith's conversation

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Angling and catching nothing 217
Making a monarchy of a republic 218
Walpole between Hogarth and
Gray

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Little fishes talking like whales 219
Andersen's fairy stories ,

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Goldsmith reads the Heroic
Epistle to Johnson

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Mason sneers at Goldsmith 221
The he-bear and the she-bear
A pension by way of bribe
Johnson's pamphlet against the
Opposition

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Tommy Townshend's attack 223
Burke in the House of Commons 224
Unpunished libels

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Supremacy of Junius .

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CHAPTER VIII.

1770.

A VISIT TO PARIS.

1770. (July). Goldsmith and tho IIor-
Et. 42 necks at Calais

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Letter to Reynolds

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Fourteen porters for two trunks 246

The poet's wig

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At Lislo

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At Paris

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Travelling at twenty and at

CHAPTER VI.

1770

DINNERS AND TALK."

1770. Goldsmith painted by Reynolds 201

Et. 42. Print in the shop-windows . 201
The Streatham gallery

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Taken for a tailor

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Goldsmith and Sir Joshua 204

The nonsense of a man of wit 204

The mistakes of dulness

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The dinners in Leicester-square. 206

Formidable guests

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Invulnerability of the host . 207

A joke without its point

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Swift's and Burke's puns

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A story not laughed at

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Petty annoyances

Johnson's practical wisdom

Exaggeration of foibles

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The Muses and the Players 213

Talking and writing

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* This title is to be substituted for that of

* Dinner Enjoyments and Conversations.

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