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" Goldsmith was always plain in his appearance, but when a boy, and immediately after suffering heavily with the small-pox, he was particularly ugly. When he was about seven years old, a fiddler, who reckoned himself a wit, happened to be playing to some... "
A Statistical Account, Or, Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up from the ... - Page 358
1819
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 88, Part 2; Volume 124

1818
...heavily from the small pox, he was particularly ugly. When he was about seven >ears old, a Fiddler, who reckoned himself a wit, happened to be playing...in Mrs. Goldsmith's house. During a pause between two sals of Country dances, liltle Oliver surprized the party, by jumping up suddenly, and dancing...
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Robinson's Magazine: A Weekly Repository of Original Papers and ..., Volume 1

1818
...Mrs. Goldsmith's house. During a pause between two sets of Country dances, little Oliver sur> , prized the party, by jumping up suddenly, and dancing round...with the grotesque appearance of the ill-favoured child, the fiddler exclaimed " t/Esop," and the company burst into laughter j when Oliver turned" to...
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The Literary Panorama and National Register, Volume 9

1819
...beplaying to some company in Mrs. Goldsmith's house. During a pause between two sets of Country dances, little Oliver surprised the party, by jumping up suddenly,...with the grotesque appearance of the ill-favoured child, the fiddler exclaimed "Msop," and the company burst into laughter; when Oliver turned to them,...
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The Beauties of Ireland: Being Original Delineations ..., Volume 2

James Norris Brewer - 1826
...heavily with the small-pox, he was particularly ugly. When he was about seven years old, a fiddler, who reckoned himself a wit, happened to be playing...grotesque appearance of the ill-favoured boy, the fiddler exclaimed, " /Esup ! " and the company burst into laughter, when Oliver turned to them with...
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The Beauties of Ireland: Being Original Delineations ..., Volume 2

James Norris Brewer - 1826
...who reckoned himself a wit, happened to beplaying to some company in Mrs. Goldsmith's house ; daring a pause between the countrydances, little Oliver surprised...grotesque appearance of the ill-favoured boy, the fiddler exclaimed, " JEsop !" and the company burst into laughter, when Oliver turned to them with...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 3

1826
...happened to be playing in Mr. Goldsmith's house. During a pause between two sets of country dances, little Oliver surprised the party by jumping up suddenly,...with the grotesque appearance of the ill-favoured child, the fiddler exclaimed, " /Kw/i .'" and the company burst into laughter ; when Oliver turned...
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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative ..., Volume 2

Richard Ryan - 1826
...pause between two sets of country dances, little Oliver surprised the party by suddenly jumping up, and dancing round the room. Struck with the grotesque appearance of the ill-favoured child, the fiddler exclaimed, — " ./Esop." The company burst into a laugh, when Oliver, turning to...
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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative ..., Volume 2

Richard Ryan - 1826
...pause between two sets of country dances, little Oliver surprised the party by suddenly jumping up, and dancing round the room. Struck with the grotesque appearance of the ill-favoured child, the fiddler exclaimed, — " JEsop." The company burst into a laugh, when Oliver, turning to...
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The Percy Anecdotes, Revised Edition: To which is Added, a Valuable ...

1852
...happened to be playing in Mr. Gold-smith's house. Duringa pause between two setę of country dances, litHc as of the condemnation you passed against me, this...I find, that it is more glorious with as to be com child, the fiddler exclaimed, " ^7','srj/i .'" and the company burst into laughter; when Oliver turned...
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Physic and Physicians: A Medical Sketch Book, Exhibiting the ..., Volume 1

Forbes Winslow - 1839
...happened to be playing in Mr. Goldsmith's house. During a pause between two sets of country dances, little Oliver surprised the party by jumping up suddenly,...Struck with the grotesque appearance of the illfavoured child, the fiddler exclaimed, " Msop!" and the company burst into laughter; when Oliver turned to them...
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