Oliver Goldsmith

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

Oliver Goldsmith Poems

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


WHERE the Red Lion flaring o'er the way,
Invites each passing stranger that can pay;
Where Calvert's butt, and Parsons' black champagne,
Regale the drabs and bloods of Drury-lane;
There in a lonely room, from bailiffs snug,
The Muse found Scroggen stretch'd beneath a rug;

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