Goldsmith, Oliver Poems, Plays and Essays

ISBN 13: 9780217741217

Poems, Plays and Essays

9780217741217: Poems, Plays and Essays

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1855. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 176 The Captivity: An Oratorio. semi-chorus. Hail to him with mercy reigning, Skill'd in every peaceful art; Who, from bonds our limbs unchaining, Only binds the willing heart. the last chorus. But chief to thee, our God, defender, friend, Let praise be given to all eternity; O Thou, without beginning, without end, Let us, and all, begin and end in Thee! lines attributed to dr. goldsmith. inserted in the morning chronicle, op april 3, 1800. E'en have you seen, bathed in the morning dew, The budding rose its infant bloom display; When first its virgin tints unfold to view, It shrinks, and scarcely trusts the blaze of day: So soft, so delicate, so sweet she came, Youth's damask glow just dawning on her cheek; I gazed, I sigh'd, I caught the tender flame, Felt the fond pang, and droop'd with passion weak. the good-natured man: A comedy. This admirable comedy was represented, for the first time, at Covent Garden, January 29,1768. It kept possession of the stage for nine nights, but was considered by the author's friends, not to have met with all the success it deserved. Dr. Johnson said it was the best comedy which had appeared since ' The Provoked Husband,' and Burke estimated its merits still higher. preface. When I undertook to write a comedy, I confess I was strongly prepossessed in favor of the poets of the last age, and strove to imitate them. The term genteel comedy, was then...

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