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THE

MISCELLANEOUS WORKS

OP

OLIVER GOLDSMITH, M.B.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED

SOME ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS.

A NEW EDITION, COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME.

EDINBURGH:

PUBLISHED BY PETER BROWN,

59 SOUTH BRIDGE STREET,

OPPOSITE THE UNIVERSITY.

1837.

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CONTENTS.

English Dept.

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I. The description of the family of Wake-

field, in which a kindred likeness

prevails, as well of minds as of

persons

II. Family misfortunes. The loss of for-

iunie only serves to increase the

pride of the worthy
III. A migration. The fortunate circum-

stances of our lives are generally
found at last to be of our own pro-

curing

IV. A proof that even the humblest for.

tune may grant happiness, which

depends not on circumstances but

constitution

V. A new and great acquaintance intro.

duced. What we place most hopes

upon generally proves most fatal
VI. The happiness of a country fireside
VII. A town wit described. The dullest

fellows may learn to be comical for

a night or two

VIII. An amour, which promises little

good fortune, yet may be produc-

tive of much

IX. Two ladies of great distinction intro-

duced. Superior finery ever seems

to confer superior breeding
X. The family endeavour to cope with

their betters. The miseries of the
poor when they attempt to appear

above their circumstances

XI. The family still resolve to hold up

their heads

XII. Fortune seems resolved to humble

the family of Wakefield. Morti-
fications are often more painful

than real calamities
XIII Mr Burchell is found to be an

enemy, for he has the confidence to

give disagreeable advice
XIV. Fresh mortification, or a demon-

stration that seeming calamities

may be real blessings

(V. All Mr Burchell's villany at once

detected. The folly of being over-

wise

SVI. The family use art, which is op-

posed with still greater

XVII. Scarcely any virtue found to re-

Dawson's

with unexpected interest

23 XXXII. The conclusion

25 | AN INQUIRY INTO THE PRESENT STATE "

LITE LEARNING

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I. Introduction

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