The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith Volume 2

The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...friend Shackleton that "poor "Dick" was to set off the next week for the Grenadas; and he proceeds to write of the uncertainty of his prospects, and of the impending voyage as an attempt to improve them, in a style which I cannot help thinking incompatible with the fact of any certain or settled appointment having as yet been obtained for him. "But "it must be submitted to," Burke finely adds. "A peaceable, honourable, and "affluent decline of life, must be purchased by a laborious or hazardous youth; and "every day I think, more and more, that it is well worth the purchase." (Correspondence, i. 53-4.) At what would be pretty nearly the date of "poor Dick's" appointment to the Customs, if contemporaneous with his brother's acceptance under Lord Rockingham, Richard was again in London, and soon again, of course, he returned to Grenada. (1853.) See Correspondence of Burke, i. 297-305. Mr. Croker may be accepted as a good authority on this point, and even he does not hesitate to say: "Markham and "Burke had been intimate political as well a private friends, but when the prospect its zealous supporters, and went about to fasten Junius upon him. Their papers had been rife with that suspicion ever since the letters began. Even the whigs became alarmed, and sent the brother of Tommy Townshend to obtain his formal dis---' J-s JQ claimer. Burke gave it, though not without reluctant and galled submission to the right implied in demanding it; and was thenceforth, beyond all question, to be for ever held acquitted of the charge. "Sir," said Johnson, "I should have believed "Burke to be Junius, because I know no man but Burke who is "capable of writing these...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610954
  • 9781236610959