chapter  75
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Goldsmith’s first Victorian biographer: selections from James Prior’s Life of Oliver Goldsmith . . . in Two Volumes, 1837

It will be remembered that this work [The Traveller] was commenced by his own account in Switzerland, whence a portion of it, the disjecta membra1 only we may believe, was transmitted to his brother in Ireland. For a time, the continued contest he had to sustain against 1 I.e., dismembered limbs, from Horace's line (Satire iv, 62), "invenias etiam disiecti membra poetae,' translated: 'you would recognize, even in his dismembered state, the limbs of a poet.'