Oliver Goldsmith Poems

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21.
Prologue To 'Zobeide'

IN these bold times, when Learning's sons explore
The distant climate and the savage shore;
When wise Astronomers to India steer,
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WHAT! no way left to shun th' inglorious stage,
And save from infamy my sinking age!
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23.
An Elegy On The Glory Of Her Sex, Mrs Mary Blaize

Good people all, with one accord
Lament for Madam Blaize,
Who never wanted a good word,—
From those who spoke her praise.
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24.
Eiplogue

THERE is a place, so Ariosto sings,
A treasury for lost and missing things;
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25.
Epilogue For Mr. Lee Lewes

HOLD! Prompter, hold! a word before your nonsense;
I'd speak a word or two, to ease my conscience.
My pride forbids it ever should be said,
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26.
The Traveller; Or, A Prospect Of Society (Excerpt)

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But where to find that happiest spot below
Who can direct, when all pretend to know?
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27.

'Enter' MRS. BULKLEY,
'who curtsies very low as beginning to speak.
Then enter' MISS CATLEY,
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28.
An Author's Bedchamber

WHERE the Red Lion flaring o'er the way,
Invites each passing stranger that can pay;
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29.
Song From 'The Vicar Of Wakefield'

WHEN lovely woman stoops to folly,
And finds too late that men betray,
What charm can soothe her melancholy,
What art can wash her guilt away?
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30.
The Logicians Refuted

LOGICIANS have but ill defin'd
As rational, the human kind;
Reason, they say, belongs to man,
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