Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence of Thomas Moore - Vol. 1

Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence of Thomas Moore - Vol. 1

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Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence of Thomas Moore - Vol. 1

Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence of Thomas Moore - Vol. 1

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In the will of the late Thomas Moore, written in 1828, there occurs the following passage: --

"I also confide to my valued friend Lord John Russell, (having obtained his kind promise to undertake this service for me,) the task of looking over whatever papers, letters, or journals I may leave behind me, for the purpose of forming from them some kind of publication, whether in the shape of memoirs or otherwise, which may afford the means of making some provision for my wife and family."

Many years have elapsed since this paper was written, and since the promise referred to was made. But the obligation has not become less sacred, and the reader will not wonder that I have thought it right to comply with the request of my deceased friend.

The papers which have been thus left consist of, A Memoir of his Life, written by himself, beginning from his birth, but only reaching to the year 1799, when he was not twenty years old. A Journal, begun in 1818, and extending to the years 1846-7. Letters to and from various correspondents, but especially to his mother.

I have arranged these materials in the following order: I have placed first the Memoir of his Life. I have then . . .

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