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Oliver Goldsmith. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Goldsmith. Life. Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an Irish writer, poet, and physician known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), . Life.

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Oliver Goldsmith

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Goldsmith


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  • Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an Irish writer, poet, and physician known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766),


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  • 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 (1771, first performed in 1773).


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  • He also wrote "An History of the Earth and Animated Nature", and he is also thought to have written the classic children's tale, The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, giving the world that familiar phrase.


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  • Goldsmith's birth date and year are not known with certainty. According to the Library of Congress authority file, he told a biographer that he was born on 29 November, 1731,


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External links the center of Ballymahon, also in Westminster Abbey with an epitaph written by Samuel Johnson.

  • http://www.gutenberg.org/author/Oliver_Goldsmith

  • http://www.glasson.com/sights/goldsmith.htm

  • http://www.gutenberg.net/etext/18917