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Life of Oliver Goldsmith Volume 3 pdf

Life of Oliver Goldsmith Volume 3 pdf

Life of Oliver Goldsmith Volume 3.cAustin Dobson
Life of Oliver Goldsmith Volume 3
Author: Austin Dobson
Number of Pages: 68 pages
Published Date: 22 May 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781236463746
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...friends abruptly in the evening, in order to go home and brood over his misfortunes." Washington Irving's more charitable explanation is, that he went home to note down some good thing for his forthcoming comedy. But the hopes and fears connected with that enterprise were of themselves sufficient to cause depression, and to the story of those hopes and fears we now come. 1 These, with additions, and some variations, were republished in the eighth edition of the "Retaliation," 1776, and in the " Poems and Plays," Dublin, 1777. Goldsmith had always been a fervent lover of the stage. As already stated, there are traditions that he had composed a tragedy, which he had submitted in manuscript to Richardson; and in the "Enquiry," The Bee, "The Citizen of the World," and even in the "Vicar," he had frequently expressed his opinions upon matters theatrical, certainly with the knowledge, if not of a dramatist, at least of a shrewd and common-sense critic. At this date what, in addition to pantomime and spectacle, found most favour in England, was "genteel " or "sentimental comedy." This was the English equivalent for the comidie sirieuse or larmoyante, which, initiated in France by La Chaussee, had recently been most happily exemplified in that country by Sedaine's Philosophe sans le savoir. According to Diderot, this school had for its object not so much the satire of vice as the glorification of virtue--by virtue being meant more particularly the virtues of private and domestic life. Steele, at the beginning of the century, had attempted something of the kind in "The Funeral" and "The Lying Lover"; but the new French school, whose influence was now being felt on this sid...

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