Moore, Thomas

(1779-1852)
   Ireland's national poet was born in Dublin, the son of a grocer and wine merchant. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he studied law in London. Appointed admiralty registrar at Bermuda in 1803, he left his deputy in charge and set off on a tour of the United States and Canada. The deputy embezzled a large sum of money, resulting in Moore's falling into debt, which took years to pay back. He was a good musician and skillful writer of highly popular and often patriotic songs. He died in Wiltshire. His long romance, Lalla Rookh (1817), earned him the distinction of being paid the highest sum to date for a single poem. He wrote close to 1000 poems, songs, and hymns. Some of his publications: Odes and Epistles, 1806. Irish Melodies, 1807 to 1834 (with music by Sir John Stevenson). The Twopenny Post Bag, 1813. Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, 1830. Some of his song/poems: "'Tis the Last Rose of Summer," "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms," "Oft in the Stilly Night," "The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls," "The Minstrel Boy."
   Sources: British Minstrelsie. T.C. and E.C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh (?1900). Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). Biography of Thomas Moore (http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/tmoore.htm). The Best Loved Poems of the American People. Hazel Felleman, ed. Doubleday, 1936. The Book of Irish Verse: An Antholog y of Irish Poetry from the Sixth Century to the Present. John Montague, ed. Macmillan, 1974. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore. William M. Rossetti, ed. A.L. Burt Company, 1910. The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.cyberhymnal.org/index.htm). The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse. Thomas Kinsella, ed. Oxford University Press, 1986. The World's Great Religious Poetry. Caroline Miles Hill, ed. Macmillan, 1954.

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  • Moore,Thomas — Moore, Thomas. 1779 1852. Irish romantic poet. Many of his nostalgic and patriotic lyrics, such as “The Minstrel Boy,” were set to traditional Irish tunes. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Moore, Thomas — born May 28, 1779, Dublin, Ire. died Feb. 25, 1852, Wiltshire, Eng. Irish poet, satirist, composer, and singer. Moore graduated from Trinity College and studied law in London, where he became a close friend of Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley …   Universalium

  • Moore, Thomas — (1779 1852)    Poet, b. in Dublin, s. of a grocer and wine merchant in a small way, was ed. at Trinity Coll., after which he went to London, and studied law at the Middle Temple, 1799. He took with him a translation of Anacreon, which appeared,… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Moore, Thomas — ► (1779 1852) Poeta y músico irlandés. Autor de Melodías irlandesas (1807 34). * * * (28 may. 1779, Dublín, Irlanda–25 feb. 1852, Wiltshire, Inglaterra). Poeta, satírico, compositor y cantante irlandés. Se graduó en el Trinity College y estudió… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • MOORE, THOMAS —    the Bard of Erin, born in Dublin, the son of a grocer, studied at Trinity College; went to London with a translation of Anacreon, which gained him favour and a valuable appointment in the Bermudas in 1803; fought a duel with Jeffrey in 1806,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Thomas Moore — (* 28. Mai 1779 in Dublin; † 25. Februar 1852 in Slopertone Cottage bei Bromham, Wiltshire, England) war ein irischer Dichter, Schriftsteller, Übersetzer und Balladen Sänger …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thomas Moore —     Thomas Moore     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Thomas Moore     Poet and biographer, b. 28 May, 1779, at Dublin, Ireland; d. 26 February, 1852, at Devizes, England. His father was a grocer till 1806 when he was appointed barrack master at Dublin …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Thomas Moore — Thomas Moore. Thomas Moore (Dublín, 28 de mayo de 1779 Sloperton, 25 de febrero de 1852) fue un poeta romántico irlandés, recordado sobre todo por la letra de The Last Rose of Summer. Nacido en la esquina de la calle Aungier en Dublín (Irlanda),… …   Wikipedia Español

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