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Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1730 4 April 1774) was an Anglo-Irish writer, poet, and physician known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), 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). (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.)
There is a school named after him in London called the Oliver Goldsmith Primary School.
In the play "Marx In Soho" by Howard Zinn, Marx makes a reference to The Deserted Village.
A statue of him stands at the Front Arch of Trinity College, Dublin.
His name has been given to a new lecture theater and student accommodation on the Trinity College campus, "Goldsmith Hall".
Somerset Maugham used the last line from An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog in his novel The Painted Veil (1925). The character Walter Fane's last words are The dog it was that died.
Auburn, Alabama and Auburn University were named for the first line in Goldsmith's poem: "Sweet Auburn, loveliest village on the plain." Auburn is still referred to as the 'loveliest village on the plains.'
There is a statue in Ballymahon County Longford.