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Quotation by Oliver Goldsmith
To coxcombs averse, yet most civilly steering, When they judged without skill he was still hard of hearing: When they talked of their Raphaels, Corregios and stuff, He shifted his trumpet, and only took snuff.
Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774), Irish playwright, novelist, poet. Retaliation (l. 51–56). . .
New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse, The. Roger Lonsdale, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
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