BY HOOVER H. JORDAN Eastern Michigan College
A COMPLETE bibliography of Moore is yet to be compiled, but for ordinary purposes the list of his writings presented by R. W. King in The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature is perfectly adequate. The authoritative compilation of his first editions is that by M. J. MacManus , A Bibliographical Hand-List of the First Editions of Thomas Moore ( 1934), originally issued in the Dublin Magazine ( 1933). It should be studied in conjunction with Percy H. Muir's "Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies 1808-1834" ( Colophon, 1933), which gives an illuminating presentation of the complex problems concerning the first editions.
A number of difficulties have arisen in regard to his bibliography, attributable largely to the anonymity of much of his work. Concerning his prose writings the following circumstances obtain at the moment. The World of Westminster, by "Thomas Brown the Younger," is no longer credited to him as it bears no evidence of his workmanship; in the notes to The Harp That Once----- ( 1937) Howard M. Jones has stated this point clearly. There too Jones has well recounted the circumstances concerning the Sketches of Pious Women, which Moore suppressed. His reviews are now thought to number ten: eight are printed in the valuable Prose and Verse, Hu-