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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Thomas Moore” great author complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore was born in Dublin as the son of a grocer. His background was poor and he never varnished it. Moore studied at Trinity College, Dublin and London, and published his first book, The Poetical Works Of Thomas Little, in 1801. He became in 1803 a civil officer to Bermuda, where he stayed for a year, and then returned to England after travels in U.S. and Canada.

Moore’s Epistles, Odes And Other Poems, born from his journeys, appeared in 1806. It criticized Americans and also arose moral irritation. However, his songs, based on folk tunes, became very popular and gained sympathy for the Irish nationalists. In the 1810s Moore was considered as important a writer as Byron and Sir Walter Scott. In 1813 he issued The Twopenny Post Bag, a collection of satires directed against the prince regent. He also mocked in his poems his countrymen living in Paris and the Holy Alliance of 1815, a political agreement created after the fall of the ‘Napoleonic empire. At the same time in Germany it was praised by the critic Friedrich von Schlegel (1772-1829). Moore was paid a huge sum of £3000 for his widely translated narrative poem Latta Rookb, which was published in 1817. In 1819 Moore was condemned to imprisonment because of debts – his deputy in Bermuda misappropriated £6000, and the responsibility fell on Moore himself. He left England with Lord John Russell for a visit to Italy and stayed away until the debt to the Admiralty had been paid, returning in 1822. In the next year his Loves Of The Angels became notorious for its eroticism and was-financially successful. In 1824 Moore received Byron’s memoirs, but according to some sources, he burned them with the publisher John Murray, presumably to protect his friend. On the other hand, Leslie Marchand claims in his biography on Byron, that it was Moore who tried to prevent Murray from burning the memoirs, and he actually tried  to retrieve the pages from the fire. Later Moore used some material from Byron’s manuscript and brought out the Letters And Journals Of Lord Byron (1830). In 1835 Moore was awarded a literary pension. In the same year he published The Fudges In En-gland. It was a light satire on an Irish priest turned Protestant evangelist and on the literary absurdities of the day.

Moore remained a popular writer for the rest of his life. He was awarded a Civil List pension in 1850. Moore died on February 25, 1852 in Wiltshire. He is still Ireland’s national poet. His statue for some reason was raised above Dublin’s largest public urinal.


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