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INTRODUCTION

into almost all civilised languages, including Greek, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Polish, Roumanian, Hungarian, Russian, Bohemian, and Hebrew, not to speak, we believe, of some oriental languages.
We venture to think that not even- Robinson Crusoe " could show such a record of increasing affection among the people.
Goldsmith, in one of his essays in " The Citizen of the World," says:

" At present the few poets of England no longer depend on the Great for subsistence, they have now no other patrons but the public, and the public, collectively considered, is a good and generous master. It is indeed too frequently
mistaken as to the merits of every candidate for favour; but to make amends, it is never mistaken long. A performance, indeed, may be forced for a time into reputation, but destitute of real merit it soon sinks; time, the touchstone of what is truly valuable, will soon discover the fraud, and an author should never arrogate to himself any share of success till his works have been read at least ten years with satisfaction."

The sanity and truth of these words have been proved at least in the ever-increasing appreciation of the great public for this one chef-d'ceuvre of Goldsmith's. But alas, how much they have neglected his other work. A poem-a comedy-a story-is a11 that they remember or bring within their daily life and conversation. That wonderful series of essays, of as high a quality and with as much right to be written on the nation's heart as those of Charles Lamb himself, are, alas, relegated to dusty shelves, only now and then to be taken down by " the student " who has to " pass in English literature " in order to get his degree in arts. All their fine wisdom and philosophy, their keen but always genial satire, their

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