The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little. Thomas Moore, Thomas Little.
The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little
The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little
The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little
The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little
The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little

The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little

Dublin: William M'Kenzie, 1804. Hardcover. 2nd Dublin edition, first published in 1801. 8vo, mid-19th century half dark green leather and marbled boards, very good, light rubbing and wear to binding, contents very good and clean, with frontispiece engraving of Thomas Moore. Bookplate of Edward Meadows Dunne (1805-1875, of Brittas Castle, Queens County, Ireland. He received a BA and an MA from Trinity College before becoming a student at the King’s Inns in 1825 and qualifying as a barrister in 1831. His income from his estate was £9,000 but he was always in debt, and he was very unpopular with his tenants. To alleviate his financial difficulties he imposed rack rents on his tenants in the early 1800s which caused them much misery and poverty. He also sold out a considerable part of his estate to purchase the commission of general.) 127 pp. The Poetry Foundation remarks thusly about this early book of Moore's: "Living up to the title Anacreon Moore strained the budget of the promising young poet, but rather than accept an Irish laureateship, created for him by Atkinson and Moira, Moore published his juvenile poems as Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little Esq. (1801), assuming a pseudonym appropriate to his short stature. The proceeds barely met his debt, but the collection of love poems further enhanced his reputation as a ladies’ man. Although these light lyrics seem remarkably chaste to modern readers, the kisses and embraces they celebrate suggested much to 19th-century readers. As in Moore’s later poetry the visual sense is starved in these lyrics, but they provide well for the emotional dimension. Moore later regretted publishing these poems; at the time he was as grateful for the publisher’s remuneration as for the advance of his poetic reputation." Very Good. Item #H23021

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