chapter  46
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Words on Goldsmith’s writing career and poetic attainment by Edmond Malone, in the preface to Poems and Plays by Oliver Goldsmith, I777

Edmond Malone {1741-1812), a critic and author, had in 1782 joined Dr Johnson's Club. When a group of publishers decided to bring out a new edition of Goldsmith's works, he contributed a short biography of Goldsmith, his friend, based on Glover's Anecdotes which had originally appeared in May 1774 in the Universal Magazine. A London edition in two volumes appeared in 1780 with Malone's biography slightly altered.