Goldsmith pp 30-34 | Cite as

Goldsmith’s Singularities and Merits

  • John Hawkins
Part of the Interviews and Recollections book series (IR)


Goldsmith is well-known by his writings to have been a man of genius and of very fine parts; but of his character and general deportment, it is the hardest task anyone can undertake to give a description. I will, however, attempt it, trusting to be excused if, in the spirit of a faithful historian, I record as well his singularities as his merits.1


Hard Task Moral Sentiment Great Distress Polished Manner Stage Gesture 
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