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Poem by Oliver Goldsmith


Memory


O MEMORY, thou fond deceiver,
Still importunate and vain,
To former joys recurring ever,
And turning all the past to pain:

Thou, like the world, th' oppress'd oppressing,
Thy smiles increase the wretch's woe:
And he who wants each other blessing
In thee must ever find a foe. 



Oliver Goldsmith


Oliver Goldsmith's other poems:
  1. Italy
  2. On Seeing a Lady Perform a Certain Character
  3. From the Latin of Vida
  4. Answer to an Invitation to Pass the Christmas at Barton
  5. The Traveller


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Christina Rossetti Memory ("I nursed it in my bosom while it lived")
  • William Browne Memory ("SO shuts the marigold her leaves")
  • Thomas Aldrich Memory ("My mind lets go a thousand things")
  • George Horton Memory ("Sweet memory, like a pleasing dream")
  • John Tabb Memory ("I go not to the grave to weep")
  • Jones Very Memory ("Soon the waves so lightly bounding")
  • Edgar Guest Memory ("I stood and watched him playing")

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