Oliver Goldsmith

(10 November 1730 – 4 April 1774 / County Longford / Ireland)

Oliver Goldsmith Poems

1. A New Simile 4/7/2010
2. A Sonnet 4/7/2010
3. An Author's Bedchamber 4/7/2010
4. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog 1/13/2003
5. An Elegy On The Glory Of Her Sex, Mrs Mary Blaize 4/7/2010
6. An Epigram 4/7/2010
7. Description Of An Author's Bedchamber 4/7/2010
8. Edwin And Angela, A Ballad 4/7/2010
9. Eiplogue 4/7/2010
10. Epilogue For Mr. Lee Lewes 4/7/2010
11. Epilogue Intended To Have Been Spoken For 'she Stoops To Conquer' 4/7/2010
12. Epilogue To 'she Stoops To Conquer' 4/7/2010
13. Epilogue To The 'Good Natur'D Man' 4/7/2010
14. Epilogue To 'The Sister' 4/7/2010
15. Epitaph On Edward Purdon 4/7/2010
16. Epitaph On Thomas Parnell 4/7/2010
17. From 'she Stoops To Conquer' A Song 4/7/2010
18. Letter In Prose And Verse To Mrs. Bunbury 4/7/2010
19. Memory 1/1/2004
20. On A Beautiful Youth Struck Blind With Lightning 4/7/2010
21. On Seeing Mrs. ** Perform In The Character Of **** 4/7/2010
22. On The Death Of The Right Hounourable --- 4/7/2010
23. Part Of A Prologue Written And Spoken By The Poet Laberius A Roman Knight, Whom Caesar Forced Upon The Stage 4/7/2010
24. Prologue To 'Zobeide' 4/7/2010
25. Retaliation: A Poem 5/27/2001
26. Song From 'The Vicar Of Wakefield' 4/7/2010
27. Song Intended To Have Been Sung In 'she Stoops To Conquer' 4/7/2010
28. Stanzas On The Taking Of Quebec And The Death Of General Wolfe 4/7/2010
29. The Clown's Reply 4/7/2010
30. The Deserted Village 1/13/2003
31. The Double Transformation, A Tale 4/7/2010
32. The Gift (To Iris, In Bow Street, Covent Garden) 4/7/2010
33. The Haunch Of Venison 4/7/2010
34. The Logicians Refuted 4/7/2010
35. The Poet Laberius 4/7/2010
36. The Taking Of Quebec 4/7/2010
37. The Traveller; Or, A Prospect Of Society (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
38. The Village Schoolmaster 4/7/2010
39. Threnodia Augustalis: Overture - A Solemn Dirge 4/7/2010
40. Threnodia Augustalis: Overture - Pastorale 4/7/2010
Best Poem of Oliver Goldsmith

The Village Schoolmaster

Beside yon straggling fence that skirts the way
With blossom'd furze unprofitably gay,
There, in his noisy mansion, skill'd to rule,
The village master taught his little school;
A man severe he was, and stern to view,
I knew him well, and every truant knew;
Well had the boding tremblers learn'd to trace
The days disasters in his morning face;
Full well they laugh'd with counterfeited glee,
At all his jokes, for many a joke had he:
Full well the busy whisper, circling round,
Convey'd the dismal tidings when he frown'd:
Yet he was kind; or if severe in ...

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O MEMORY, thou fond deceiver,
Still importunate and vain,
To former joys recurring ever,
And turning all the past to pain:

Thou, like the world, th' oppress'd oppressing,
Thy smiles increase the wretch's woe:
And he who wants each other blessing
In thee must ever find a foe.

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