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Thomas Moore


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Maria Edgeworth : [novels]

'Thomas Moore regularly read to his wife for two hours after dinner, at one point "going through Miss Edgeworth's works".'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Moore      Print: Book


Lord Sligo (2nd marquis of) : [letter on punishment of adultery in Turkey]

Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 5 Deecmber 1813: 'I showed ... [John Galt] Sligo's letter on the reports of the Turkish girl's aventure [ie punishment for adultery that became source of Byron's The Giaour] at Athens soon after it happened. He and Lord Holland, Lewis, and Moore, and Rogers, and Lady Melbourne have seen it.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Moore      Manuscript: Letter


 : Javanese newspaper

Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 15 January 1821: 'In the year 1814, Moore ... and I were going together, in the same carriage, to dine with Earl Grey ... [John] Murray ... had just sent me a Java gazette ... Pulling it out, by way of curiosity, we found it to contain a dispute ... on Moore's merits and mine.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Moore      Print: Newspaper


George Gordon Lord Byron : Memoirs

'Moore had owned that the Memoirs [of Byron] were of "such a low pot-house description" that [John Murray] could not have published them'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Moore      Manuscript: Unknown


George Gordon Lord Byron : The Corsair

John Murray to Lord Byron, 3 February 1814, on first reception of The Corsair: 'Never, in my recollection, has any work, since the "Letter of Burke to the Duke of Bedford," excited such a ferment [...] I sold, on the day of publication, -- a thing perfectly unprecedented -- 10,000 copies; and I suppose thirty people, who were purchasers (strangers), called to tell the people in the shop how much they had been delighted and satisfied. Mr. Moore says it is masterly, -- a wonderful performance. Mr. Hammond, Mr. Heber, D'Israeli, every one who comes [...] declare their unlimited approbation. Mr. Ward was here with Mr. Gifford yesterday, and mingled his admiration with the rest [...] Gifford did what I never knew him do before -- he repeated several passages from memory [...] I was with Mr. Shee this morning, to whom I had presented the poem; and he declared himself to have been delighted [...] I have the highest encomiums in letters from Croker and Mr. Hay'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Moore      Print: Book


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