Moore, Thomas (1779–1852): Irish poet whose performances as a singer and declaimer, not least of his own Irish Melodies (1808–34), won him fashionable success in London. The Oriental verse romance Lalla Rookh, for which Moore received an advance of £3000, appeared in 1817.
Grant F. Scott is Professor of English at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Sculpted Word: Keats, Ekphrasis, and the Visual Arts (1994) and the editor of Selected Letters of John Keats (2002) and Joseph Severn: Letters and Memoirs (2005). He serves on the International Advisory Board of European Romantic Review and the Advisory Board of the Keats-Shelley Review.