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

An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog

Good people all, of every sort,
Give ear unto my song;
And if you find it wondrous short,
It cannot hold you long.

In Islington there was a man
Of whom the world might say,
That still a godly race he ran—
Whene'er he went to pray.

A kind and gentle heart he had,
To comfort friends and foes;
The naked every day he clad—
When he put on his clothes.

And in that town a dog was found,
As many dogs there be,
Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound,
And curs of low degree.

This dog and man at first were friends;
But when a pique ...

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The Deserted Village

Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain,
Where health and plenty cheered the labouring swain,
Where smiling spring its earliest visits paid,
And parting summer's lingering blooms delayed:
Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease,
Seats of my youth, where every sport could please,
How often have I loitered o'er your green,
Where humble happiness endeared each scene;
How often have I paused on every charm,

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