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Oliver Goldsmith
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Miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith: with a new life of the author (1833 edition)
Oliver Goldsmith
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Goldsmith's miscellaneous works (1841 edition)
Oliver Goldsmith
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The poetical works of Dr. Oliver Goldsmith: containing his Deserted village, Traveller, Hermit, Retaliation ... etc. etc., to which is prefixed the life of the author (1802 edition)
Oliver Goldsmith
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Verses in reply to an invitation to dine at Dr. Baker's.


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Born: November 10, 1730

Died: April 4, 1774 (aged 43)

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Poet, author, playwright, busker

Bio: Oliver Goldsmith was an Anglo-Irish writer and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield, his pastoral poem The Deserted Village, and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man and She Stoops to Conquer. He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature.

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