1766 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Oliver Goldsmith

Joseph Warton to Thomas Warton, 22 January 1766; Wooll, Biographical Memoirs of Joseph Warton (1806) 312.



Of all solemn coxcombs, Goldsmith is the first; yet sensible — but affects to use Johnson's hard words in conversation.