Who is Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes (1765).
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Oliver Goldsmith Poems
- Threnodia Augustalis:
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF HER LATE ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS DOWAGER OF WALES.
OVERTURE A SOLEMN DIRGE. AIR TRIO.
- Of The Death Of The Right Hon. ***
Ye Muses, pour the pitying tear
For Pollio snatch'd away;
O! had he liv'd another year!
'He had not died to-day'. ...
- Song From 'she Stoops To Conquer'
Let school-masters puzzle their brain,
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning;
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain,
Gives 'genus' a better discerning. ...
- The Gift
To Iris, In Bow Street, Convent Garden
Say, cruel IRIS, pretty rake,
Dear mercenary beauty, ...
- Epilogue To 'the Good Natur'd Man'
As puffing quacks some caitiff wretch procure
To swear the pill, or drop, has wrought a cure;
Thus on the stage, our play-wrights still depend
For Epilogues and Prologues on some friend, ...
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