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BY DR. GOLDSMITH;
IN THREE VOLUMES.
NOW FIRST COLLECTED.
PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.
T was the fate of the ingenious Author
of the Essays and CRITICISMS, now first collectively offered to the Public, to begin his literary career, unknown and unpatronized, laboriously employing himself to provide for the exigencies of the pasling day; and during that period of penury and distress, scattering over the periodical publications of th> vmes: works of merit, enough to confer celebrity on any name whose owner had the advantage of being known to the world. Works which, from the obscurity of the author, were neglected a 3