Vicar Of Wakefield Author:Oliver Goldsmith The hero of this piece unites himself in the three greatest characters on earth; he is a priest, a husbandman, and the father of a family. He is drawn as ready to teach and ready to obey; as simple in affluence, and majestic in its adversity. In this age of opulence and refinement, whom can such a character please? Such as are fond of high li... more »fe will turn with disdain from the simplicity of his country fireside. Such as mistake ribaldry for humor will find no wit in his harmless conversation; and such as have been taught to deride religion will laugh at one whose chief stores of comfort are drawn from futurity.