Oliver Goldsmith (1728 or 1730-1774) was an Irish writer 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). 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. Goldsmith earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1749 at Trinity College. He later studied medicine and worked as an apothecary's assistant. Goldsmith had a massive output as a hack writer for the publishers of London. In 1760, Goldsmith began to publish a series of letters in the Public Ledger under the title The Citizen of the World. Amongst his other works are Life of Voltaire (1761), The History of England in a Series of Letters (1764), History of Rome (1769), Retaliation (1774) and Animated Nature (1774).