What Longford man is honoured in Westminster Abbey?
GOLDSMITH Oliver, poet and playwright – born Co. Longford 1730 – there is a cenotaph in his honour at Poet’s Corner, Westminster Abbey, SW1P. He lived at many London addresses for years avoiding debtors until he was ‘discovered’. One of his best-remembered works, She Stoops to Conquer (Mistakes of a Night) was written while lodging at a farm house in Hyde Lane – now Colindale North West London. He was buried (1774) in the burial ground of the Church of Saint Mary (Middle Temple church yard).
and still they gazed and still the wonder grew that one small screen could carry more than ever I knew….