"Loveliest Village of the Plains": Auburn Places and Poems Across the U.S.
Dr. Emily Friedman, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Auburn University
Date and Time: Thursday, April 10 at 3 p.m.
Location: Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Sponsored by: Auburn University Libraries and The Auburn University Department of English.
"Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain,
Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid,
And parting summer's lingering blooms delayed,
Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease,
Seats of my youth where every sport could please,
How often have I loitered o'er thy green,
Where humble happiness endeared each scene!"
- Oliver Goldsmith (1730 - 1774)