Thomas Moore (3695 words)

Justin Tonra (National University of Ireland)
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Thomas Moore was born in Dublin on 28 May 1779, the eldest son of John Moore, a modest yet respectable shopkeeper, and Anastasia Codd. Though the family survived on relatively humble means, much energy was spent on realising the aims that Anastasia had for the young Tom. Encouraged by early signs of a precocious intelligence, she secured a place for her son at one of Dublin's finest educational establishments, Samuel Whyte's English Grammar School. There, Moore was schooled in poetry, rhetoric and the performing arts, and by the time he entered Trinity College at the age of fifteen, he was already a published poet, having made several contributions to Dublin's Anthologia Hibernica magazine.

Moore's college career …

Citation: Tonra, Justin. "Thomas Moore". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 August 2008 [, accessed 24 October 2021.]

3183 Thomas Moore 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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