The Life of Richard Nash, Esq., Late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath cover

The Life of Richard Nash, Esq., Late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath

Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)

1. 00 - Advertisement & Preface
2. 01 - Section 1
3. 02 - Section 2
4. 03 - Section 3
5. 04 - Section 4
6. 05 - Section 5
7. 06 - Section 6
8. 07 - Section 7
9. 08 - Section 8
10. 09 - Section 9
11. 10 - Section 10
12. 11 - Section 11
13. 12 - Section 12
14. 13 - Section 13
15. 14 - Section 14
16. 15 - Section 15
17. 16 - Section 16
18. 17 - Section 17
19. 18 - Section 18
20. 19 - Section 19

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Summary

Beau Nash (1674–1762), born Richard Nash, was a celebrated dandy and leader of fashion in 18th-century Britain. He is best remembered as the Master of Ceremonies at the spa town of Bath. (Wikipedia)This, the best of Goldsmith's Biographies, was published the year after Nash's death. It was at once popular, and went through two editions in the same year in which it was published. To the second edition (it never reached a third), Goldsmith made many important additions. Yet strange to say none of these have been attended to by the editors of his Works. The text of this reprint is that of the second edition, compared with the first. The text of previous editions has been that of a mutilated first impression. (Peter Cunningham, Editor)