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" THERE are a hundred faults in this thing, and a 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 life of Oliver Goldsmith - Page 113
by sir James Prior - 1837
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 pages
...D'Arblay's Diary, i. 83. ' There are a hundred faults in this Thing,' said Goldsmith in the preface, ' and a hundred things might be said to prove them beauties....may be amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a single absurdity.' See. post, April 25, 1778. ' Anecdotes of Johnson, p. 1 19....
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 640 pages
...D'Arblay's Diary, i. 83. ' There are a hundred faults in this Thing,' said Goldsmith in the preface, 'and a hundred things might be said to prove them...may be amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a single absurdity.' See post, April 25, 1778. 1 Anecdotes of Johnson, p. 1 19. BOSWELL....
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1799 - 214 pages
...HERE are a hundred fanlts in this thing, and a hundred things might be said to prove , them beanties. 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...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1801 - 424 pages
...ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. J[ HERE are a hundred faults in this Thing, and a hundred things might be faid to prove them beauties. But it is needless. A book may be amufing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a fingle abfurdity. The hero of this piece...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1807 - 326 pages
...in the language. PHILADELPHIA, May, 1807. ADVERTISEMENT. THERE are a hundred faults in this thing, and a hundred things might be said to prove them beauties....is needless. A book may be amusing, with numerous errours ; or, it may be very dull, without a single absurdity. The hero of this piece unites in himself...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1808 - 216 pages
...R. Scholey; and J. Harris. 1808. 1 ADVERTISEMENT. THERE are an hundred faults in this Thing, and an hundred things might be said to prove them beauties....may be amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a single absurdity. The hero of thii piece unites in himself the three greatest characters...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812 - 428 pages
...LIFE. THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD. ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. THERE are a hundred faults in this Thing, and a hundred things might be said to prove them beauties....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...
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The miscellaneous works of OLiver Goldsmith [ed. by S. Rose].

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812 - 438 pages
...END) OF THE 1LITT.. VICAR OF WAKEFIELD. ADVERTISEMENT. THERE are a hundred faults in this Thing, antl a hundred things might be said to prove them beauties....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...
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The vicar of Wakefield. Whittingham's ed

Oliver Goldsmith - 1815 - 268 pages
...WHITTINGHAM AND ARLISS, PATERNOSTER ROW. 1815. c THERE are an hundred faults in this thing, and an hundred things might be said to prove them beauties...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...
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The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volume 23

1820 - 406 pages
...history. THE END OF POMPEY THE LITTLE. ADVERTISEMENT. THERE are an hundred faults in this thing, and an hundred things might be said to prove them beauties. But it is needless. A book may he amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a single absurdity. The hero of this...
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