Goldsmith and Cowper.  Topicality of "The Deserted Village." Enclosures.  Goldsmith compared to Gray: Fields beloved in vain.  Country Churchyard, and the speaker's exile from the world he describes.  The evanescence of that world that seemed timeless.  Cowper: Sapphics in the "Lines written during a period of insanity." "The Castaway."  Like Goldsmith and Gray, about vicarious experience.

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