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AM happy in having your perm ision to inscribe to you this complete edition of the truly poetical works of your late ingenious friend Oliver GOLD- .
They will prove a lasting monument of
Every lover of Science® muft" deeply lament that this excellent writers after iang föruggling with adversity, finished his mortal-careerójust as his reputation was firmly established, and he had acquired the friendship of S P R JOSHUA REYNOLDS, DR. JOHNSON, MR. EDMUND BURKE, the DEAN OF Derry, MR. BEAUCLERC, and MR. CUMBERLAND, names which arorn our age and nation.
It is, Sir, being merely an echo of the PUBLIC voice to celebrate your admirable productions,
“ In which to latest times the artist lives.”
Had Dr. Goldsmith understood the art of painting, of which he modestly declares himself ignorant, his pen would have done justice to the merits of your pencil-he chose a nobler theme, by declaring his ardent affection for the virtues of your heart.
That you may long continue, Sir, the ornament of your country, and the delight of your friends, is the fincere with of,
Your most obliged,
Humble servant, Strand, Jan. 1,
T. EVAN $. 1780.
i Epitaph on Dr. Goldsmith, by W. Woty
1 Commendatory verses
lii Prologue, written and spoken by the Poet Laberius 3 Double Transformation, a tale
5 A new Simile, in the manner of Swift Description of an Author's Bed-chamber
13 Letter, addrefled to the Printer of the St. James's Chronicle
17 The Hermit, a Ballad Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog
26 Stanzas on Woman
28 Traveller, a Poem Deserted Village a Poem
Retaliation, a Poem