Oliver Goldsmith

Standard Name: Goldsmith, Oliver


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Education Dorothy Whipple
As a small child DW loved the Bible. She had a child's bible with illustrations, and was fascinated by stories of Christ's miracles (though a blind man took it badly when she proposed spitting...
Education Harriette Wilson
HW 's story of her education is one of tyranny and resistance. Her worst beating from her father was incurred for obstinacy. Her elder sister Jane (called Diana in her memoirs) was supposed to teach...
Education Roxburghe Lothian
Her mother began teaching her out of Goldsmith 's History of England (1764), started Elizabeth on the piano before she was five, and engaged a Swiss woman to teach her French, but found both her...
Education Anne Brontë
Their later reading drew on a selection of standard texts including Oliver Goldsmith 's History of England, Hannah More 's Moral Sketches, John Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress, Isaac Watts 's Doctrine of...
Education Charlotte Brontë
Their education continued at home from a selection of standard texts including Oliver Goldsmith 's History of England, Hannah More 's Moral Sketches, John Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress, Isaac Watts 's Doctrine...
Education Emily Brontë
Thereafter, Patrick Brontë educated his remaining children at home, using standard educational texts including Thomas Salmon 's A New Geographical and Historical Grammar, a condensed version of Oliver Goldsmith 's History of England,...
Family and Intimate relationships Ellen Johnston
She stoutly rejects Goldsmith 's assertion that a woman who has stooped to folly can only die: I did not, however, feel inclined to die when I could no longer conceal what the world falsely...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Gilding
Like her, he was a contributor to magazines: a juvenile work by him appeared in the Lady's Magazine in 1775, and he later contributed to the European and other magazines under the name of Fidelio...
Friends, Associates Samuel Johnson
Johnson had a talent for friendship which he kept well exercised: the names mentioned here represent only a selection of his friendships. His early London friends, whom he met during a comparatively poorly documented period...
Friends, Associates Ellis Cornelia Knight
During her childhood, ECK associated with a variety of celebrated people through her family connections. Her mother was a close friend of painter and writer Frances Reynolds (sister to the more famous painter Sir Joshua Reynolds
Friends, Associates Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
Visitors to her parents' house included Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson , whom the Hawkins children nicknamed Polyphemus, after the one-eyed giant in the Odyssey.
Hawkins, Laetitia-Matilda. Memoirs, Anecdotes, Facts and Opinions. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, and C. and J. Rivington, 1824.
1: 86
After Johnson's death, John Hawkins was...
Friends, Associates Hester Lynch Piozzi
Other Streatham habitueés were Sir Joshua Reynolds , Arthur Murphy , Edmund Burke , Oliver Goldsmith , Charles Burney , and David Garrick .
Clifford, James L. Hester Lynch Piozzi (Mrs Thrale). Clarendon Press, 1987.
Later came the young Frances Burney , who became a...
Intertextuality and Influence Dorothea Primrose Campbell
DPC was one of those claiming serious status for the novel by literary allusion. She uses Horace on her title-page, Pope to head the whole novel, and for chapter-headings Chaucer , Shakespeare , Goldsmith ...
Intertextuality and Influence Ellen Johnston
In contrast to the life-writings of her working-class contemporary Hannah Cullwick , EJ 's autobiography is remarkably self-reflexive and literary. She says that an account of her life in Dundee alone, her trials, disappointments, joys...
Intertextuality and Influence Cassandra Cooke
In a preface CC says she found the incident that forms the centre of this novel in The Christian Life by Dr John Scott (that is The Christian Life, from its beginning to its consummation...


According to Oliver Goldsmith , Beau Nash arrived in Bath, whose social life he was to dominate for so long, the same year that the town began its brilliant architectural redesigning.
September 1759-1763
The Hon. Mrs Stanhope issued a periodical entitled The Lady's Magazine, or polite companion for the fair sex. Its aim was instruction as well as entertainment, and it sometimes strikes a proto-feminist note.
24 January 1760-14 August 1761
The Public Ledger printed Oliver Goldsmith 's series of essays entitled Letters from a Citizen of the World to his Friends in the East.
26 June 1764
Oliver Goldsmith published his well-known History of England; it was well reviewed and remained a standard pedagogical text for generations.
The didactic History of Little Goody Two-Shoes was published by John Newbery: the most popular children's book of its period. It had fourteen reprints before 1814.
27 March 1766
Oliver Goldsmith published his single, sentimental-humorous novel, The Vicar of Wakefield.
Oliver Goldsmith selected and edited Poems for Young Ladies, dividing it into three sections: Devotional, Moral, and Entertaining.
29 January 1768
The earlier of Oliver Goldsmith 's two comedies, The Good Natur'd Man, opened at Covent Garden Theatre , where it ran long enough for three author's benefit nights. It was printed the same year.
26 May 1770
Oliver Goldsmith published his best-known poem, The Deserted Village.
15 March 1773
Oliver Goldsmith 's She Stoops to Conquer (second of his two comedies) had its first performance.
By 24 December 1881
Lillie Langtry became the first English society woman to appear professionally on the stage when she played Kate Hardcastle in Goldsmith 's She Stoops to Conquer at the Haymarket Theatre , London.
K. L. Montgomery , the pseudonym for the two sisters Kathleen and Letitia (who were distantly related to Oliver Goldsmith ), published the contemporary love story Love in the Lists: A Pension Comedy.