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.