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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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Biographical sketch. Poetical extracts. Miscellaneous essays. From The bee ...

Washington Irving - 1858 - 336 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,...on earth this strange meteor no more shall appear, Vou, Hermes, shall fetch him, to make us spor' here." These are the last reliques we have of poor Goldsmith...
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Poems, Plays and Essays

Oliver Goldsmith - 1861 - 570 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,...mixture so odd, he shall merit great fame, And among other mortals be Goldsmith his name. When on earth this strange meteor no more shall appear, You, HermeSj...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With a Life

Oliver Goldsmith, Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1862 - 328 pages
...Set fire to his head, and set fire to his tail. For the joy of each sex on the world I'll bestow it, Though a mixture so odd, he shall merit great fame,...more shall appear, You, Hermes, shall fetch him to rriake us sport here. There never was surely a more finished picture, at full 3 ength, given to the...
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Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography

Washington Irving - 1864 - 664 pages
...prevail, Set fire to the head and set fire f the tail ; For the joy of each sex on the world I '11 bestow it, This scholar, rake, Christian, dupe, gamester,...You, Hermes, shall fetch him, to make us sport here." The charge of raking, so repeatedly advanced in the foregoing lines, must be considered a sportive...
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Irving's Works, Volume 9

Washington Irving - 1864 - 464 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,...earth this strange meteor no more shall appear, You, Jleitnes, shall fetch him, to make us sport here." The charge of raking, so repeatedly advanced in...
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The British Poets, Volume 6

1865 - 342 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, dupe, gamester, and poet.Though a mixture so odd, he shall merit great fame, And among brother mortals be Goldsmith his...
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Golden Leaves from the British Poets

John William Stanhope Hows - 1866 - 574 pages
...chaste ; Tip his tongue with strange matter, his pen with fine taste. ***** ^f 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. ON DR. GOLDSMITH S CHARACTERISTICAL COOKERY. A JEO D'ESPRIT. ARE these the choice dishes the Doctor...
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The poetical works of Oliver Goldsmith: with a notice of his life and genius ...

Oliver Goldsmith, Edmund Forster Blanchard - 1867 - 200 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,...dupe, gamester, and poet ; Though a mixture so odd, he must merit great fame, And among brother mortals— be Goldsmith his name : When on earth this strange...
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Dublin University Magazine,A Literary and Political Journal VOL.LXX July to ...

Dublin University Magazine,A Literary and Political Journal - 1867 - 726 pages
...poet, o'er all may prevail, Set lire 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, dupe, gamester, and poet, Tho' a mixture so odd, he shall merit great fame, And among brother mortals, be GOLDSMITH his name...
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Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography

Washington Irving - 1868 - 486 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,...You, Hermes, shall fetch him, to make us sport here." The charge of raking, so repeatedly advanced in the foregoing lines, must be considered a sportive...
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