Feb 19, 2020
The Deserted Village and Other Poems
Posted by Oliver Goldsmith

Sweet Auburn Loveliest village of the plain This is one of Goldsmith s greatest achievements, a poem that is so good to read yet which has such a significant message in showing how social change is affecting old traditions Goldsmith, playwright, novelist and poet, was praised by Dr Johnson as adorning whatever he touched But Goldsmith worked long and hard as a hack Sweet Auburn Loveliest village of the plain This is one of Goldsmith s greatest achievements, a poem that is so good to read yet which has such a significant message in showing how social change is affecting old traditions Goldsmith, playwright, novelist and poet, was praised by Dr Johnson as adorning whatever he touched But Goldsmith worked long and hard as a hack writer, narrowly escaping imprisonment for debt before achieving fame and success The Deserted Village was published in 1770 and evokes the idyllic, pastoral life of Auburn in the days of prosperous peace it is a powerful lament for a Golden Age past and gone.

  • Title: The Deserted Village and Other Poems
  • Author: Oliver Goldsmith
  • ISBN: 9781857996616
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Deserted Village and Other Poems Sweet Auburn Loveliest village of the plain This is one of Goldsmith s greatest achievements a poem that is so good to read yet which has such a significant message in showing how social change is af

    John Yelverton

    Though the poem has good prose, it s incredibly sad and a little depressing as the poet waxes philosophical on things that were that are now gone.



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