1774 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Oliver Goldsmith

Anonymous, "Epitaph on the late Dr. Goldsmith" St. James's Chronicle (9 April 1774).



Here Fancy's Fav'rite, Goldsmith, sleeps,—
The Dunces smile, and Johnson weeps.

["Extempore on reading a curious Epitaph of two Lines in the St. J. Chronicle of Saturday April 9":
Poor Goldsmith's Death new Wonders bring to Light,
Since Dunces do not only smile, but write.
—St. James's Chronicle (9 April 1774)]