Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms,
Oft in the Stilly Night,and
The Harp That Once through Tara's Halls.His amusing satires, Intercepted Letters; or, The Two-Penny Post Bag (1813) and The Fudge Family in Paris (1818), were widely read, and the long poem Lalla Rookh (1817), a lush romance of India and the Middle East, was one of the most popular poems of his day. Byron, who was his friend, left him his memoirs, which Moore later—on the advice of Byron's executor and friends—destroyed. His biography of Byron appeared in 1830 and is among his best prose works.
See biography by H. J. Jordan (2 vol., 1975); study by T. Tessier and J. Hogg (1981).
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