Oliver Goldsmith (10 Nov 1728 – 4 Apr 1774) was a British novelist, poet and playwright. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh but did not take a degree, and made his career as a writer. His most notable works are The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), The Deserted Village (1770), The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771). Goldsmith made his early literary reputation as an essayist. An Elegy on the Glory of her Sex is a poem by Oliver Goldsmith. It is a short, yet pompous, witty and light story that is full of life and color, flavored with graceful humor. A genuine present for lovers of pre-Victorian British poetry.