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Goldsmith, Adolph Oliver   
1 poems available by this author


THE WAY BETWEEN    Poem Text    
First Line: From green to green is an endless way
Last Line: To break the brown bitterness.



Goldsmith, Oliver    Poet's Biography
56 poems available by this author


AH NO. TO DISTANT CLIMES, A DREARY SCENE       


AN ELEGY ON THAT GLORY OF HER SEX, MRS. MARY BLAIZE    Poem Text    
First Line: Good people all, with one accord
Last Line: She had not died to-day.
Variant Title(s): Mrs. Mary Blaize;elegy On Madam Blaize


AN ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF A MAD DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Good people all, of every sort
Last Line: The dog it was that died!
Variant Title(s): On The Death Of A Mad Dog
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


AND AS A BIRD EACH FOND ENDEARMENT TRIES       


AND WHAT IS FRIENDSHIP BUT A NAME       
Subject(s): Friendship


BEAU TIBBS, HIS CHARACTER AND FAMILY       
First Line: I am apt to fancy I have contracted a new acquaintance


CAPTIVITY       
First Line: Fatigued with life, yet loth


CAPTIVITY       
First Line: Ye captive tribes, that hourly work and weep


CLOWN'S REPLY       
First Line: John trot was desired by two witty peers


DESCRIPTION OF AN AUTHOR'S BEDCHAMBER       
First Line: Where the red lion flaring o'er the way
Last Line: A cap by night - a stocking all the day
Variant Title(s): His Bedchambe


EPIGRAM ADDRESSED TO THE GENTLEMEN       
First Line: Let not the hungry bavius' angry stroke


EPILOGUE FOR MR. LEE LEWES       
First Line: Hold! Prompter, hold! A word before your nonsense


EPILOGUE INTENDED TO BE SPOKEN FOR SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (1)       
First Line: There is a place, so ariosto sings


EPILOGUE INTENDED TO BE SPOKEN FOR SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (2)       
First Line: Hold, ma'am your pardon. What's your business here?


EPILOGUE TO SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER       
First Line: Well, having stoop'd to conquer with success


EPILOGUE TO THE GOOD NATURED MAN       
First Line: As puffing quacks some caitiff wretch procure


EPILOGUE TO THE SISTER       
First Line: What! Five long acts-and all to make us wiser


EPITAPH ON EDWARD PURDON       
First Line: Here lies poor ned purdon, from misery freed


EPITAPH ON THOMAS PARNELL       
First Line: This tomb, inscrib'd to gentle parnell's name
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


EXILES       
First Line: Where, then, ah! Where shall poverty


FRANCE       
First Line: To kinder skies, where gentle manners reign
Variant Title(s): Character Of The Frenc


GIFT       
First Line: Say, cruel iris, pretty rake


GOOD MAN SUFFERS BUT TO GAIN       


GREAT BRITAIN       


GREAT MAN       
First Line: Ye muses, pour the pitying tear


HAPPINESS DEPENDENT ON OURSELVES       
First Line: Vain, very vain, my weary search to find


HOPE       
First Line: Hope, like a gleaming taper's light
Subject(s): Religion


LETTER IN PROSE AND VERSE TO MRS. BUNBURY       
First Line: First let me suppose, what may shortly be true


LOGICIANS REFUTED       
First Line: Logicians have but ill defined


NEW SIMILE       
First Line: Long had I sought in vain to find


ON A BEAUTIFUL YOUTH STRUCK BLIND WITH LIGHTNING       
First Line: Sure 'twas by providence design'd


ON SEEING MRS. - PERFORM IN THE CHARACTER OF - -       
First Line: For you, bright fair, the nine address their lays


PARSON GRAY    Poem Text    
First Line: A quiet home had parson gray
Last Line: His breath he could not draw!
Subject(s): Death; Religion; Dead, The; Theology


PART OF A PROLOGUE WRITTEN AND SPOKEN BY THE POET LABERIUS       
First Line: What! No way left to shun th' inglorious stage


PITYING HEART       
First Line: No flocks that roam [or range] the valley free
Variant Title(s): Man Wants But Littl


PROLOGUE TO ZOBEIDE       
First Line: In these bold times, when learning's sons explore


RETALIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Of old, when scarron his companions invited
Last Line: He shifted his trumpet, and only took snuff.
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Paintings & Painters; English History


SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, SELS.       
First Line: What a tedious, uncomfortable day have we had


SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER: SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain
Last Line: Toroddle, toroddle, toroll.
Variant Title(s): She Stoops To Conquer: The Three Pigeons
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


SONG [INTENDED TO BE SUNG IN SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER]       
First Line: Ah, me! When shall I marry me?


SONNET       
First Line: Weeping, murmuring, complaining
Last Line: Had myra followed my direction, %she long had wanted cause of fear


STANZAS ON THE TAKING OF QUEBEC       
First Line: Amist the clamour of exulting joys


THE ALPS    Poem Text    
First Line: E'en now, where alpine solitudes ascend
Last Line: Creation's heir, the world, the world is mine!
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


THE DESERTED VILLAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sweet auburn! Loveliest village of the plain
Last Line: As rocks resist the billows and the sky.
Subject(s): Country Life; Freedom; Lishoy, Ireland; Mothers; Religion; Social Protest; Villages; Liberty; Theology


THE DOUBLE TRANSFORMATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Secluded from domestic strife
Last Line: Jack finds his wife a perfect beauty.


THE HAUNCH OF VENISON    Poem Text    
First Line: Thanks, my lord, for your venison, for finer or fatter
Last Line: You may make a mistake, and think slightly of this.
Subject(s): Deer; Food & Eating


THE ROSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Child of summer, lovely rose
Last Line: Tis lasting beauty to be wise!
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Roses; Summer; Youth


THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD: SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: When lovely woman stoops to folly
Last Line: And wring his bosom is -- to die.
Variant Title(s): On Woman;woman;stanzas On Woman
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


THRENODIA AUGUSTALIS       
First Line: Arise, ye sons of worth, arise


TO G.C. AND R.L       
First Line: Twas you, or I, or he, or all together


TRANSLATION       
First Line: Chaste are their instincts, faithful is their fire


TRANSLATION OF A SOUTH AMERICAN ODE       
First Line: In all my enna's beauties blest
Last Line: Its panting tenant is not mine


TRAVELLER; OR, A PROSPECT OF SOCIETY       
First Line: Remote, unfriended, melancholy, slow
Last Line: To men remote from power but rarely known, %leave reason, faith, and conscience all their own
Variant Title(s): Hollan
Subject(s): Courage; Travel


VERSES IN REPLY TO AN INVITATION TO DINNER AT DR. BAKER'S       
First Line: Your mandate I got


VICAR OF WAKEFIELD, SELS.       


VIDA'S GAME OF CHESS       
First Line: Armies of box that sportively engage



Goldsmith The Younger, Oliver    Poet's Biography
1 poems available by this author


THE LONELY SETTLER, FR. THE RISING VILLAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: What noble courage must their hearts have fired
Last Line: And torn from those who had no power to save.
Subject(s): Pioneers