Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
|Born||November 10, 1730|
Oliver Goldsmith was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet, best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771). He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature. He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, the source of the phrase "goody two-shoes".