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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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Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c, Volume 3

Samuel Carter Hall - 1843
...heavily with the small-pox, ho was particularly ugly. When he was about seven years old, a fiddler, who reckoned himself a wit, happened to be playing...company in Mrs. Goldsmith's house ; during a pause betwcen the countrydances, little Oliver surprised the party by jumping up suddenly, and dancing round...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Revised Edition, Volumes 1-2

1847
...happened In he playing in Mr. GolJsmitlr. house. During a pnnrc brtween two rots of country dances, little Oliver surprised the party by jumping up suddenly,...with the grotesque appearance of the ill-favoured child, the fsddler exclaimed, "^Exop!" and the company burst into langhter; when Oliver turned to them...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 11

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1819
...pause between two sets nf country dances, little Oliver suprisetl the party by jumping up suddenly nnd dancing round the room. Struck with the grotesque appearance of the ill-favoured child, the fiddler exclaimed " уЕм</'," and the company burst into laughter ; when Oliver turned...
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