Archive for February, 1852

February 25, 1852

Thomas Moore, the famous Irish poet who penned the lyrics to “The Minstrel Boy” and “The Last Rose of Summer,” died on this day in 1852. Born in Dublin in 1779, Moore showed an early interest in music. While studying law at Middle Temple in London, Moore gained recognition for ballads such as “The MeetingRead more..

February 24, 1852

George Moore, Irish novelist most famous his books Confessions of a Young Man and Esther Waters, was born on February 24, 1852. His work heavily influenced James Joyce in its modernism and influenced many others with its mysticism. Moore spent much of his early days in Paris and London, first wanting to become an artistRead more..