Presentation on theme: "Oliver Goldsmith 12 th class. Life Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an Irish writer, poet, and physician known for his novel The."— Presentation transcript:
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 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)
Life 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.
In 1744 Goldsmith went up to Trinity College, Dublin. Neglecting his studies in theology and law, he fell to the bottom of his class. His tutor was Theaker Wilder. He was graduated in 1749 as a Bachelor of Arts.
Goldsmith was described by contemporaries as prone to envy, a congenial but impetuous and disorganised personality who once planned to emigrate to America but failed because he missed his ship.
His premature death in 1774 may have been partly due to his own misdiagnosis of his kidney infection. Goldsmith was buried in Temple Church. The inscription reads;
"HERE LIES/OLIVER GOLDSMITH". There is a monument to him in the center of Ballymahon, also in Westminster Abbey with an epitaph written by Samuel Johnson.