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Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore (May 28, 1779 - February 25, 1852) was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstral Boy and the The Last Rose of Summer. Born on the corner of Aungier Street in Dublin, Ireland over his father's grocery shop, his father being from an Irish speaking Gaeltacht in Kerry and his mother, Anastasia Codd, from Wexford. He was educated at Trinity College, which had recently allowed entry to Catholic students and studied law at the Middle Temple in London. It was as a poet, translator, balladeer and singer that he found fame. His work soon became immensely popular and included The Harp That Once Through Tara’s Halls, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms, The Meeting of the Waters and many others. His ballads were published as Moore's Irish Melodies (commonly called Moore's Melodies) in 1846 and 1852.[1] [2] There are several people named Thomas Moore: Thomas Moore, an Irish poet. ... For the numerous educational institutions, see Thomas More College. ... From [1], in the public domain This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... An entertainer is someone who is hired to entertain people. ... The Minstrel Boy is a song written by Thomas Moore (1779-1852) who set it to the melody of The Moreen, an old Irish aire. ... The Last Rose of Summer is a poem by Irish poet Thomas Moore, who was a friend of Byron and Shelley. ... Dublin city centre at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... Gaeltacht regions in Ireland Gaeltacht (pronounced ; plural Gaeltachtaí) is an Irish word for an Irish-speaking region. ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Tralee Code: KY Area: 4,746 km² Population (2006) 139,616 Website: www. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ... Trinity College, Dublin TCD, corporately designated as the Provost, Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, was founded in 1592 by Elizabeth I, and is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin, Irelands oldest university. ... Part of Middle Temple c. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Avoca, or historically Ovoca, is a river in County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland. ...

Moore was far more than a balladeer, however. He had major success as a society figure in London, and in 1803 was appointed registrar to the Admiralty in Bermuda. From there, he travelled in Canada and the U.S.. It was after this trip that he published his book, Epistles, Odes, and Other Poems, which featured a paean to the historic Cohoes Falls called Lines Written at the Cohos (sic), or Falls of the Mohawk River, among other famous verses. He returned to England and married an actress, Elizabeth "Bessy" Dyke, in 1811. Moore had expensive tastes, and, despite the large sums he was earning from his writing, soon got into debt, a situation which was exacerbated by the embezzlement of money by the man he had employed to deputise for him in Maine. Moore became liable for the £6000 which had been illegally appropriated. In 1819, he was forced to leave Britain -- in company with Lord John Russell -- and live in Paris until 1822 (notably with the family of Martin de Villamil), when the debt was finally paid off. Some of this time was spent with Lord Byron, whose literary executor Moore became. He was much criticised later for allowing himself to be persuaded into destroying Byron's memoirs at the behest of Byron's family due to their damningly honest content. Moore did, however, edit and publish Letters and Journals of Lord Byron, with Notices of his Life (1830). This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Flag of the Lord High Admiral The Admiralty was formerly the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Cohoes Falls Cohoes Falls in Spring - High Volume. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, KG, GCMG, PC (18 August 1792 – 28 May 1878), known as Lord John Russell before 1861, was an English Whig and Liberal politician who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century. ... It has been suggested that List of visitor attractions in Paris be merged into this article or section. ... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Felipe Martin de Villamil ou Martin Villamil (Gonzalez de la Galea y Villamil or Villamil Joly) (1783-1843) was a trader in the Caribeans and in Europe. ... Lord Byron, English poet Lord Byron (1803), as painted by Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, (January 22, 1788 – April 19, 1824) was the most widely read English language poet of his day. ... A literary executor is a person with decision-making power in respect of the literary estate of an author who has died. ... “Byron” redirects here. ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Thomas Moore at the Meeting of the Waters
Thomas Moore at the Meeting of the Waters

He finally settled in Sloperton Cottage at Bromham, Wiltshire, England, and became a novelist and biographer as well as a successful poet. He received a state pension, but his personal life was dogged by tragedy including the untimely deaths of all of his five children within his lifetime and the suffering of a stroke in later life, which disabled him from performances - the activity at which he was most renowned. His remains are in the vault at St. Nicholas, Broham. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Bromham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire. ...

Moore frequently visited Boyle Farm in Thames Ditton, Surrey, as the guest of Lord Henry Fitzgerald and his wife. One noteworthy occasion was the subject of Moore's long poem, 'The Summer Fete'. Boyle Farm was the earlier name of the Home of Compassion, a mansion on the banks of the River Thames in Thames Ditton, Surrey. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Not to be confused with Surry. ... Lord Henry Fitzgerald (born 30th July 1761) was the fourth son of the 1st Duke of Leinster and the Duchess of Leinster (née Lady Emily Lennox). ...

Moore is considered Ireland's National Bard and is to it what Robert Burns is to Scotland. Moore is commemorated by a plaque on the house where he was born and by a large bronze statue near Trinity College Dublin. Many nations have adopted a poet who is perceived to represent the identity, beliefs and principles of their culture. ...

  • The song Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms is often used in a famous gag in a number of Warner Brothers cartoons, usually involving a piano or Xylophone rigged to explode when a certain note is played. The hero, typically Bugs Bunny, tries to play the melody line of the song, but always misses the rigged note (C above middle C). The villain or rival, finally exasperated, pushes the hero aside and plays the song himself, striking the correct note and blowing himself up.

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Other works

  • Lalla Rookh: an Oriental Romance (1817) (narrative poem)
  • The Fudge Family in Paris (1818) (satire)
  • The Loves of the Angels (1823) (narrative poem)
  • The Epicurean (1827) (novel)
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NAME Moore, Thomas
DATE OF BIRTH May 28, 1779
DATE OF DEATH February 25, 1852
PLACE OF DEATH Bromham, Wiltshire

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Thomas Moore (2216 words)
Moore's reputation in the literary world of his time was of the highest, as is shown from the business arrangements made for the copyright of "Lalla Rookh" (1817).
Much of Moore's work is ephemeral, but there remains a group of lyrics that are as perfect of their kind as anything in the world of literature.
MOORE, Memoirs, Journals, and correspondence, edited by LORD JOHN RUSSELL (London, 1853-6); GWYNN, Thomas Moore (London,1905); GUNNING, Moore, Poet and Patriot (Dublin, 1900); Memoirs of the author prefixed to the poems collected by Moore himself (1841); VALLET, Etude sur lavie et les oeuvres de Thomas Moore (Paris, 1886).
Thomas Moore (813 words)
Moore was a good musician and skillful writer of songs, which he set to Irish tunes, mainly of the 18th century.
Thomas Moore was born in Dublin as the son of a grocer.
In 1819 Moore was condemned to imprisonment because of debts - his deputy in Bermuda misappropriated £6000, and the responsibility fell on Moore himself.
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