Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852), also known as Tom Moore, was an Irish writer, poet, and lyricist celebrated for his ''Irish Melodies''. His setting of English-language verse to old Irish tunes marked the transition in popular Irish culture from Irish to English. Politically, Moore was recognised in England as a press, or "squib", writer for the aristocratic Whigs; in Ireland he was accounted a Catholic patriot.

Married to a Protestant actress and hailed as "Anacreon Moore" after the classical Greek composer of drinking songs and erotic verse, Moore did not profess religious piety. Yet in the controversies that surrounded Catholic Emancipation, Moore was seen to defend the tradition of the Church in Ireland against both evangelising Protestants and uncompromising lay Catholics. Longer prose works reveal more radical sympathies. The ''Life and Death of Lord Edward Fitzgerald'' depicts the United Irish leader as a martyr in the cause of democratic reform. Complementing Maria Edgeworth's ''Castle Rackrent'', ''Memoirs of Captain Rock'' is a saga, not of Anglo-Irish landowners, but of their exhausted tenants driven to the semi-insurrection of "Whiteboyism".

Today Moore is remembered almost alone either for his ''Irish Melodies'' (typically "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer") or, less generously, for the role he is thought to have played in the loss of the memoirs of his friend Lord Byron. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Moore, Thomas
Published 1801
Printed by Bonsal and Niles, for the author

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by Moore, Thomas
Published 1819
Printed for the author, and published by J. Fairburn

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by Moore, Thomas
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by Moore, Thomas
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by Moore, Thomas
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by Moore, Thomas
Published 2007
Que Pub.

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by Moore, Thomas
Published 1828
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green

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by Moore, Thomas
Published 1788
printed for the author, and sold by P. Uriel, Inner Temple Lane; and T. Flexney, opposite Gray's Inn, Holborn. M.DCC.LXXXVIII. (entered at Stationers' Hall.)

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by Moore, Thomas
Published 1750
printed for John Noon, at the White Hart, near Mercers-Chapel, Cheapside

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by Moore, Thomas
Published 1757
printed for John Noon, at the White-Hart, near Mercers-Chapel, in Cheapside

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by Moore, Thomas
Published 1750
printed for the author, and sold by him at his house in the Poor-Fold in Manchester; J. Waugh, at the Turk's Head in Lombard-Street; W. Smith, at the Golden Bass in Middle-Row, Holbourn, London; and J. Eddowes, bookseller and printer in Salop

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by Moore, Thomas
Published 1718
printed for W. Harvey at the Receipt of General Post Letters within Temple-Bar, and E. Nutt at the Middle Temple Gate, in Fleet-Street

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by Moore, Thomas
Published 1762
printed for the author, and sold by him at his House in the Pool-Fold in Manchester; J. Waugh, at the Turk's Head in Lombord-Street, W. Smith at the Golden Bass in Middle-Row. Holbourn, London; and J. Eddowes, bookseller and printer in Salop

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by Moore, Thomas
Published 1762
Printed for the author, and sold by him at his Shop, opposite to the Post-Office in Pince's Street. Glasgow: By T. Longman in Pater noster Row, London: J. Eddowes in Salop: and by the booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland