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volume in 12mo, so as to fit it for the use of such as will not be at the expense of that in 8vo. For the abridging of the said history, and for putting his name thereto, the said Thomas Davies shall pay Oliver Goldsmith fifty guineas, to be paid him on the abridgment and delivery of the copy: as witness our hands,

OLIVER GOLDSMITH.

THOMAS DAVIES. [This and the memorandum of June 13, 1769, were printed by Bishop Percy in his ' Life' of Goldsmith. Their dates follow so closely upon the date of the Roman History-issued in 1769 by Baker and Leigh—as to testify strongly to the success of that work. -Ed.]

TO MR. WILLIAM GRIFFIN.

Received the day and year already written [27th June, 1772], of the above named William Griffin, the sum of eight hundred and forty pounds, being the consideration above mentioned to be paid to me. Witness my hand,

OLIVER GOLDSMITH. £840.

Witness,

GEORGE CORRALL. [From the legal assignment of the Animated Nature' in the Upcott collection of autographs, &c.—Ed.]

TO MR. WILLIAM GRIFFIN.

June 22, 1773. Received two hundred and fifty pounds for writing and compiling the History of Greece, from Mr. William Griffin, for which I promise further assignment on demand.

OLIVER GOLDSMITH. [From the Upcott collection. The History did not appear till after Goldsmith's death, viz., June 15, 1774, and Percy doubted if it were by him. The above receipt must be looked upon as proving the authorship. See also our Life,' p. 28.—ED.]

TO MR. JAMES DODSLEY.

[1774.] Received of Mr. James Dodsley for improving the second edition of my Polite Learning, and putting my name to the same, the sum of five guineas, as witness my hand.

OLIVER GOLDSMITH. [This has no date, but was no doubt written early in 1774. Prior first published it. The second edition of the Polite Learning'was : published the same year, just after the author's death on April the 4th. -Ed.]

END OF VOLUME I

CHISWICK PRESS :--C. WHITTINGHAM AND CO., TOOKS COURT, CHANCERY LANE.

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AUG 199

JUL 16 1993

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