#OTD in 1774 – Death of novelist, playwright and poet, Oliver Goldsmith.

Goldsmith lived a thoroughly interesting life, perennially in debt and always fearing the debtors prison. His literary work has been praised and decried. Following his graduation from Trinity College in 1749, he became a kind of wandering minstrel through mainland Europe until he finally settled in London in 1756 where he indulged in a bohemian […]

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#OTD in 1774 – Death of novelist, playwright and poet, Oliver Goldsmith.

Goldsmith lived a thoroughly interesting life, perennially in debt and always fearing the debtors prison. His literary work has been praised and decried. Following his graduation from Trinity College in 1749, he became a kind of wandering minstrel through mainland Europe until he finally settled in London in 1756 where he indulged in a bohemian […]

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1774 – Death of poet and writer Oliver Goldsmith.

Goldsmith lived a thoroughly interesting life, perennially in debt and always fearing the debtors prison. His literary work has been praised and decried. Following his graduation from Trinity College in 1749, he became a kind of wandering minstrel through mainland Europe until he finally settled in London in 1756 where he indulged in a bohemian […]

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Today in Irish History – 4th April:

1774 – Death of Oliver Goldsmith. 1818 – Mayne Reid, pseudonym of Thomas Mayne; soldier, journalist, and writer of boys’ stories, is born in Ballyroney, Co. Down. 1922 – Royal Irish Constabulary (the R.I.C.) stages its final parade in Dublin before its formal disbandment. 1933 – Paddy Hopkirk, international rally driver, is born in Belfast. […]

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Today in Irish History – 15th March:

1672 – The first declaration of indulgence suspending penal laws against Catholics and dissenters is issued by Charles II. 1764 – Charles O’Conor, antiquary and historian, is born in Belanagare, Co. Roscommon. 1773 – Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer is performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1774 – Isaac Weld, author, is born in […]

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1768 – Oliver Goldsmith’s ‘The Good-Natur’d Man’ is first performed at London’s Covent Garden.

The Good-Natured Man is the comedic story of misguided philanthropy, mistaken identity, and secret romance. Will Honeywell, The Good-Natured Man, see through the lies and trickery surrounding his generosity? Will Leontine and Olivia’s true relationship be found out? And just what is that Lofty guy up to…? Bio of Oliver Goldsmith: http://www.ourcivilisation.com/smartboard/shop/goldsmth/about.htm

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Today in Irish History – 29th January:

1768 – Oliver Goldsmith’s The Good-Natured Boy is first performed at London’s Covent Garden. 1794 – Archibald Hamilton Rowan, United Irishman, tried on charge of distributing seditious paper. 1864 – Death of Thomas Parke (born in Co. Wicklow) was an architect, builder, journalist and political figure in Upper Canada. 1910 – Birth of Colin Middleton […]

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