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John Moore


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John Moore : Travels in France

"'Within the last month I have read Tristram Shandy, Brydone's Sicily and Malta, and Moore's Travels in France,' D[orothy] W[ordsworth] wrote in March 1796."

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Dorothy Wordsworth      Print: Book


John Moore : A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerla

'"Blessings on his head said Sancho Panza who first invented sleep", But what shall we say of the character of the French which I lately saw in "Moor's France"...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Sharp      Print: Book


John Moore : View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters

'When we were speaking of Dr. Moore?s Travels, I told her that the Character of Mr. C.?reminded me of our friend Mr. Seward . . .'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Frances Burney      Print: Book


Sir John Moore : A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain

'I began Sir John Mo[o]res letters again and am very much struck if the account is true with the bad management there seems to have been at first setting out. I cannot also conceive how with such letters & opinions daily coming forth such a general infatuation about the Spaniards could prevail [...] [I]n Sir J Mo[o]res letter to Mr. Frere where one can see he is in a tiff at his appointment he agrees with you about titles wrongly bestowed [...] my blood curdled with the quantity of black bile Freres' pompous insignificant impudent letter brought forth.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Lady Caroline Lamb      Print: Book


John Moore : A Journal during a residence in France from August to December 1792

'Read some of Miss Bailey's plays - Tahourdin calls in the evening Shelley reads Moores journal aloud'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Percy Bysshe Shelley      Print: Book


John Moore : Zeluco. Various views of human nature

'Finished Moore's "Zeluco". The character is will contrived to purge the selfish and malignant passions, by exhibiting the hideous effect of their unrestricted indulgence...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Green      Print: Book


John Moore : Edward. Various views of human nature

'Finished Moore's "Edward". The outset of this novel delighted me highly; but as it advances, the interest declines...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Green      Print: Book


John Moore : Edward: Various Views of Human Nature, Taken from Life and Manners, Chiefly in England

'Friday July 21st. Finish Essay on Irish Bulls -- Begin Edward by Dr Moore. [...] 'Saturday July 22nd. Finish Edward by Dr Moore.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Claire Clairmont      Print: Book


John Moore : [travels]

'He censured a writer of entertaining Travels for assuming a feigned character, saying, (in his sense of the word,) "He carries out one lye; we know not how many he brings back."'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Johnson      Print: Book


John Moore : View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland and Germany

'I was reading to the Girls to day More's Acct of The King of Prussia's Severity to his favourite Valet who unable to endure it, shot himself' [there follows a long account of her daughters' responses and evaluation of their characters]

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Hester Lynch Thrale      Print: Book


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