ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Moore

(1712-1757)


Edward Moore turned to literature after failing as a linen-draper. His Fables for the Fair Sex (1744) became one of the more popular poems of the century. Moore was patronized by George Lyttleton and Lord Chesterfield; he edited The World, a much-respected periodical paper whose contributors included Horace Walpole and Richard Owen Cambridge.


TEXT RECORDS:

1748The Trial of Selim the Persian, for divers High Crimes and Misdemeanours.

PUBLICATIONS:

Fables for the female sex. 1744.
The trial of Selim the Persian for divers high crimes and misdemeanours. 1748.
The foundling: a comedy. 1748.
An ode to David Garrick upon the talk of the town. 1749.
Solomon: a serenata. 1750.
Gil Blas: a comedy. 1751.
The gamester: a tragedy. 1753.
Poems, fables, and plays. 1756.
Dramatic works. 1788.