About Oxford World’s Classics
For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics have brought readers closer to the world’s great literature, and for the first time they are being brought together on a single online resource.
Currently providing access to novels, and other writings, from the 18th and 19th century, you can support your research using the comprehensive introductions, clear explanatory notes, chronologies, and bibliographies available in every book.
Oliver Goldsmith, Arthur Friedman, and Robert L. Mack
I was ever of opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population. For this motive, I had scarce taken orders a year before I began to think seriously of matrimony, and chose my wife as she did her wedding gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well...