|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Oliver Goldsmith (1730?1774)|
|QUOTATION:||Well had the boding tremblers learnd to trace|
The days disasters in his morning face;
Full well they laughd with counterfeited glee
At all his jokes, for many a joke had he;
Full well the busy whisper circling round
Conveyd the dismal tidings when he frownd.
Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught,
The love he bore to learning was in fault;
The village all declard how much he knew,
T was certain he could write and cipher too.
|ATTRIBUTION:||The Deserted Village. Line 199.|