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He first successful literary work was The Travellera poem about British rule. Like Jonathan SwiftGoldsmith criticized societybut he did not use satire like Swift. Goldsmith's greatest poem, The Deserted Villagewas a sad poem about how country life was being destroyed by landowners.
The same theme is inside The Vicar of Wakefield. Goldsmith's biggest work at that time was The Citizen of the Worlda collection of soft-satire essays on English life seen by an imaginary Chinese visitor.
Life A literary party at Sir Joshua Reynolds's. The person in the blue coat on the right is Oliver Goldsmith - use cursor to identify others. It is not known for sure when he was born. Most people now think that he was born in 10 November In he went to Trinity College Dublin. He quickly spent all his money by gamblingwhich he became addicted to.
After spending some time at the Universities of Edinburgh and Leyden he spent — travelling in Europewhere it is said that he lived by playing the flute. Before starting to write he worked in London as a doctor's helper, a doctor, and a school usher.
He died in and was buried in Temple Church.Editions for Poems, plays and essays: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Hardcover published.
Poems, plays and essays / by Oliver Goldsmith ; with a critical dissertation on his poetry by John Aikin ; and an introductory essay by Henry T.
Tuckerman. Poems, plays and essays, by Oliver Goldsmith, M.B., with a critical dissertation on his poetry, by John Aikin, M.D., and an introductory essays, by Henry T.
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flashcards and sample passages for CLEP. STUDY. PLAY. poem? Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, by Thomas Gray The Deserted Village, by Oliver Goldsmith Essay on Man, by Alexander Pope The Castaway, by William Cowper The Prelude, by William Wordsworth.
The poems and plays of Oliver Goldsmith, with the additions of The Vicar of Wakefield, Memoir etc. Portrait and original illustrations. POEMS, PLAYS, AND ESSAYS, BY OLIVER GOLDSMITH. Goldsmith, Oliver, M.
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