Farringdon Without History of the Most Interesting Places, Leading Events; and Some Account of the Eminent Men connected therewith, since the year 1600

Francis, Adolphus Decimus


Green Arbour Court

At No. 12 lodged Oliver Goldsmith, in ; and here he wrote "The Vicar of Wakefield," a beautiful novel. His


finest poems, " The Traveller," and "The Deserted Village," for description and pathos, have few equals in any language. Goldsmith made a tour through Europe on foot, in , and started, as he characteristically tells us, with "one guinea in his pocket, a shirt on his back, and a flute in his hand." He died in , and was buried in the Temple churchyard. In