Thomas Moore Autograph

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Autograph letter signed, 1 1/2 pages (both sides) - with integral address leaf, 7,5 x 9,25 inch, (Kegworth), (9.02.1813), to "Mr. Power" in London (most likely his publisher, William Power) - sending works for publication and contemplating his future in writing, written and signed in black ink "T. Moore", with foxing, intersecting letter folds, and a few areas of paper loss have been professionally restored - in nearly fine condition.

In parts:
"[...] I shall have a pretty large packet to send tomorrow for Lady Donegall...I should have sent you the music of 'the brilliant black eye' on Friday [his 'Black and Blue Eyes'] [...] By sending Carpenter these trifles to get published had had our good effect [...] I have sent the last of the new squibs & I think they ought to do [...] From the State of my Poem, and the industry I mean to carry it on with this year, I think we need out look to a more distant period than next year 1814 for the commencement of our Book. Concern - as the Poem [...] will be the last thing I shall put out of our own hands [...] I should like, therefore [...] to make the Dictionary of Music my object this year [...] I write [this] in bed, where I have stand to work, as they are washing down stairs [...]"

Further Information on the person

(1779-1852) Irish writer, poet, and lyricist celebrated for his Irish Melodies.

Year of Birth: 1779

Biography (AI generated)

Thomas Moore was born on 28th May 1779 in Dublin, Ireland. He was the son of John Moore, a successful grocer and wine merchant, and Anastasia Codd. Moore was educated at Trinity College in Dublin, where he received his BA degree in 1799. He then went on to study law at the Middle Temple in London, where he was called to the Bar in 1802.

At the same time as studying, Moore wrote poetry and was an important figure in the Irish Literary Revival. His first major poem, “The Bard”, was published in 1806 and was an instant success. This was followed by his famous poem “Lalla Rookh”, which was published in 1817 and was an international bestseller. Moore also wrote a number of other poems, including “The Fabled City of Brass”, “The Loves of the Angels” and “The Fire Worshippers”.

Moore was also a very successful songwriter. He wrote a number of popular songs, including “The Last Rose of Summer”, “Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms” and “The Minstrel Boy”. These songs have gone on to become classics, and are still performed and recorded today.

In 1818 Moore was appointed as the Secretary of the Admiralty in London. He was also a successful businessman, investing in various businesses and becoming a director of the Bank of Ireland. Moore was also an active political figure, campaigning for Catholic emancipation and Irish independence. He was supported by the United Irishmen and was an early advocate of Irish nationalism.

Moore was a very popular figure in both Ireland and Britain, as his songs and poems were widely read and appreciated. He was also a highly respected figure in the literary world, and was a friend of some of the leading poets, novelists and playwrights of the time. Moore died in 1852, but his works continue to be read and performed around the world.

Thomas Moore was a major figure in the Irish Literary Revival and a successful songwriter. He was also a successful businessman and an active political figure, campaigning for Catholic emancipation and Irish independence. Moore's works continue to be read and performed around the world, and he is remembered as one of the most important figures in Irish literature.

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