chapter  49
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Thomas Davies on Goldsmith’s life and art, in Memoirs of the Life of David Garrick, Esq . ... in Two Volumes, 1780

DR. Goldsmith having tried his genius in several modes of writing, in essays, descriptive poetry, and history, was advised to apply himself to that species of composition which is said to have been long the most fruitful in the courts of Pamassus. The writer of plays has been ever supposed to pursue the quickest road to the temple ofPlutus.