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INTRODUCTION

OF all those pieces of fine literature which depend for their charm on the presentment of the simpler life and emotion amid the sweet country scenes around our old English homes, there is no book that has so perennial a hold upon the affection of all conditions of men the world over as Goldsmith's " Vicar of Wakefield." " We read it in youth and age," says Walter Scott, " we return to it again and again, and bless the memory of an author who contrives so well to reconcile us to human nature."
The history of this book is one long steady growth in popular favour. The first editions were by no means successful ventures to their publishers, for even the comparatively small sum paid to its author (60 pounds, part of which went immediately to pay the rent for which he was being dunned by his landlady) was more than its market value during the lives of those first interested in it. We find indeed that the fourth edition, published by Collins of Salisbury, started with a loss. It was first published in 1766, and although twenty editions appeared in this country up to the end of the eighteenth century, they did not represent any large circulation, as it is unlikely that any edition exceeded one thousand, and some of them were perhaps not morethan five hundred copies. Twentytour more editions were published in Great Britain up to t85o, but since then no fewer than eighty separate editions have appeared in addition to those published as part of his collected works. It has been translated also

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