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THE HOUSE IN BRICK COURT WHERE OLIVER GOLDSMITH DIED, AND THE STATUE TO JOHN MILTON AT S. GILES, CRIPPLEGATE

THE HOUSE IN BRICK COURT WHERE OLIVER GOLDSMITH DIED, AND THE STATUE TO JOHN MILTON AT S. GILES, CRIPPLEGATE

Oliver Goldsmith, one of the most famous figures of Johnson's circle after an earlier career as Jack-of-all-trades, was a Londoner for many years. During his later years he lived at 2 Brick Court, Temple (left), where he died, and was buried in the graveyard of Temple Church. Previously he had rooms in Garden Court, King's Bench Walk. John Milton had many London homes. The bronze statue to him in front of S. Giles' Church, Cripplegate (right), reminds one that it is in the graveyard of this famous old church that he lies buried, his last years having been passed in Artillery Walk, near Bunhill Fields. The statue, which was erected in 1904, stands close to the north door, and on its pedestal is inscribed a quotation from "Paradise Lost."

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