Oliver Goldsmith - Memorials Concerning Oliver Goldsmith

Memorials Concerning Oliver Goldsmith

Goldsmith lived in Kingsbury, now in London between 1771–1774 and the Oliver Goldsmith Primary School and Goldsmith Lane there are named after him.

In the play Marx In Soho by Howard Zinn, Marx makes a reference to Goldsmiths' poem, The Deserted Village.

A statue of him by JH Foley stands at the Front Arch of Trinity College, Dublin (see image).

His name has been given to a new lecture theatre and student accommodation on the Trinity College campus: Goldsmith Hall.

Somerset Maugham used the last line from An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog in his novel The Painted Veil (1925). The character Walter Fane's last words are The dog it was that died.

Auburn, Alabama, and Auburn University were named for the first line in Goldsmith's poem: "Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain." Auburn is still referred to as the 'loveliest village on the plain.'

There is a statue in Ballymahon County Longford.

London Underground locomotive number 16 (used on the Metropolitan line of the London Underground until 1962) was named Oliver Goldsmith.

Longford based band Goldsmith are named after the famous writer.

Athlone Institute of Technology library is named the Goldsmith Library

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