The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, edited by Thomas Godley

The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, edited by Thomas Godley

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Thomas Moore was closely attuned to the taste and artistic sensibility of his age, but he is remembered now primarily by the Irish, who still sing his songs and claim him as their own. He was a born lyricist and a natural musician, a practiced satirist and one of the first recognized champions of freedom of Ireland. With George Gordon, Lord Byron, and Sir Walter Scott, he embodied British Romanticism not only for the British and the Irish but also for Americans and Europeans. ( Poetry Foundation).

He was a close friend of Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley.

He is celebrated for his Irish Melodies.

The book was published by Oxford University Press in 1910. It has full black, calf leather binding with gilt text to spine and cover, with gilt page edges and marbled endpapers. There is an inscription inside the front cover. Some of the poem titles in the contents pages have been underlined, otherwise the book is in good condition.

Frontispiece portrait of Moore by M.A. Shee (illustrator).