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EDWARD MOORE (1712–1757)

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 808 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EDWARD MOORE (1712–1757), English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, the son of a dissenting minister, was born at Abingdon, Berkshire, on the 22nd of March 1712. He was the author of the domestic tragedy of The Gamester, originally produced in 1753 with Garrick in the leading character of Beverley the gambler. As a poet he produced clever imitations of Gay and Gray, and with the assistance of George, 1st Lord Lyttelton, Lord Chesterfield and Horace Walpole, conducted The World (1753–1757), a weekly periodical on the model of the Rambler. Moore collected his poems under the title of Poems, Fables and Plays in 1756. He died in Lambeth on the 1st of March 1757. His Dramatic Works were published in 1788.
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