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WAKEFIELD:

A T A L E.
By OLIVER GOLDSMITH.

Sperate miseri, cavete felices.
THE' NINTH EDITION.

LONDON:
Printed for F. Power and Co. at N° 65, St. Paul's
Church-Yard, W. GOLDSmith and S. BLADON,

in Pater-nofter Row.

MDCCXCI.

BOO BR

NOV 1911 OXFOKO

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THERE are an hundred faults in this

1 Thing, and an hundred things might be said to prove them beauties. But it

is needless. A book may be amusing · with numerous errors, or it may be very

dull without a single absurdity. The hero of this piece unites in himself the three greatest characters upon earth; he is a priest, an husbandman, and the father of a family. He is drawn as ready to teach, and ready to obey, as simple in affluence; and majestic in adversity. In this age of opulence and refinement whom can such a character please? Such as are fond of high life, will turn with disdain from the simplicity of his country fire-fide. Such as

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