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The leaving a neighbourhood in which we had enjoyed so many hours of tranquility was not without a tear, which scarce fortitude itself could suppress.

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Source Notes: The Vicar of Wakefield (chapter 3, "A Migration. The Fortunate Circumstances of Our Lives are Generally Found at Last to Be of Our Own Procuring") (1766).

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Oliver Goldsmith (November 10, 1730(?) April 4, 1774) was an Irish writer and physician known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770) (written in memory of his brother), and his plays The Good-natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1773).

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