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" Turn to learning and gaming, religion and raking. With the love of a wench, let his writings be chaste ; Tip his tongue with strange matter, his pen with fine taste ; That the rake and the poet o'er all may prevail, Set fire to the head, and set fire... "
The Port Folio - Page 296
1808
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The Poetical Works, Complete, of Oliver Goldsmith ... with Some Account of ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1816 - 240 pages
...poet o'er all may prevail. Set fire to his head, and set fire to his tail : For the joy of each sex on the world I'll bestow it, This scholar, rake, Christian,...You, Hermes, shall fetch him, to make us sport here." POETICAL TRIBUTES TO THE MEMORY OF DR. GOLDSMITH, BY CONTEMPORARY WRITERS. TEARS OF THE MUSES. AN ELEGY...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 6

Francis Wrangham - 1816 - 532 pages
...poet o'er all may prevail, Set fire to the head, and set fire to the tail. For the joy of each sex, on the world I'll bestow it ; This scholar, rake,...mixture so odd, he shall merit great fame, And among brother-mortals be GOLDSMITH his name : When on earth this strange mixture no more shall appear, You,...
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Memoirs of the Life of David Garrick, Esq: Interspersed with ..., Volume 2

Thomas Davies - 1818 - 312 pages
...mixture so odd, he shall merit great fame, And among broiler mortals be Goldsmith his name. W h--n on earth this strange meteor no more shall appear,...You, Hermes, shall fetch him, to make us sport here. There never Was surely a more finished picture at full length, given to the world, than this warm character...
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Miscellaneous poems. Dramatic poems

Oliver Goldsmith - 1820 - 488 pages
...poet o'er all may prevail, Set fire to the head, and set fire to the tail : For the joy of each sex, on the world I'll bestow it, This scholar, rake, Christian,...Hermes, shall fetch him — to make us sport here. On Dr. Goldsmith's Characteristical Cookery. A JEU D'ESPRIT. ARE these the choice dishes the Doctor...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Miscellaneous poems. The good ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825 - 476 pages
...poet o'er all may prevail, Set fire to the head, and set fire to the tail : For the joy of each sex, on the world I'll bestow it, This scholar, rake, Christian,...Hermes, shall fetch him — to make us sport here. He cherish'd his friend, and he relish'da bumper, Yet one fault he had, and that one was a thumper....
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The British Satirist: Comprising the Best Satires of the Most Celebrated ...

1831 - 790 pages
...to the tail : For the joy of each sex, on the world I'll bestow it, This scholar, rake, ohristian, dupe, gamester and poet, Though a mixture so odd,...Hermes, shall fetch him— to make us sport here. On Dr. Goldsmith's Characteristical Cookery. A IVB D'ESPBIT. Are these the choice dishes the Doctor...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: From a Variety of Original Sources, Volume 2

Sir James Prior - 1837 - 564 pages
...poet o'er all may prevail, Set fire to the head and set fire to the tail ; For the joy of each sex on the world I'll bestow it, This scholar, rake, Christian,...Hermes, shall fetch him — to make us sport here." manuscript sketch devoted to him, half a line containing one of the handsomest compliments to the good...
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The life of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

sir James Prior - 1837 - 604 pages
...prevail, Set fire to the head and set fire to the tail; For the joy of each sex on the world I '11 bestow it, This scholar, rake, christian, dupe, gamester...Hermes, shall fetch him — to make us sport here." as we cordially and unreservedly love; and of all whom he knew, Reynolds held the highest place in...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: From a Variety of Original Sources, Volume 2

Sir James Prior - 1837 - 606 pages
...prevail, Set fire to the head and set fire to the tail ; For the joy of each sex on the world I '11 bestow it, This scholar, rake, christian, dupe, gamester,...Hermes, shall fetch him — to make us sport here." and unreservedly love ; and of all whom he knew, Reynolds held the highest place in his affection and...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original ..., Volume 2

Sir James Prior - 1837 - 600 pages
...prevail, Set fire to the head and set fire to the tail ; For the joy of each sex on the world I '11 bestow it, This scholar, rake, Christian, dupe, gamester,...Hermes, shall fetch him — to make us sport here." and unreservedly love ; and of all whom he knew, Reynolds held the highest place in his affection and...
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