Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore, after a painting by [[Thomas Lawrence]] 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, 1779-1852
    Published 1825
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1924
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1888
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1800
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1971
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1964
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1970
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1964
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1800
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1835
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1835
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1830
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1983
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1853
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1811
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1857
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    by Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852
    Published 1865
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