The Miscellaneous Prose Works Volume 3
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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...to have been his mother's usual emissary. He was recollected, however, in the neighbourhood, by more poetical employments, as that of playing on the flute, and wandering in solitude on the shores, or among the islands of the river Inny, which is remarkably beautiful at Ballymahon. i It is understood that Mr Prior, the author of the Life of Burke, has prepared for the press Memoirs of Goldsmith, on a very extensive scale, and enriched with many new and important details, and original documents. 1834. See the Deserted Village. Oliver early distinguished himself by the display of lively talents, as well as by that uncertainty ot humour which is so often attached to genius, as the slave in the chariot of the Roman triumph. An uncle by affinity, the Rev. Thomas Contarine, undertook the expense of affording to so promising a youth the advantages of a scholastic education.1 He was put to school at Edgeworths-town, and, in June 1744, was sent to Dublin College as a sizer; a situation which subjected him to much discouragement and ill usage, especially as he had the misfortune to fall under the charge of a brutal tutor.1 i " This benevolent man," says Mr Campbell, " was descended from the noble family of the Contarini of Venice. His ancestor having married a nun in his native country, was obliged to fly with her into France, where she died of the small-pox. Being pursued by ecclesiastical censures, Contarini came to England; but the puritanical manners, which then prevailed, having afforded him hut a cold reception, he was on his way to Ireland, when, at Chester, he met with a young-lady, of the name of Chaloncr, whom he married. Having afterwards conformed to the Established Church, he, through the interest of his wife's family, obtained...
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