Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Volume 2 by Thomas MooreMemoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Volume 2 by Thomas Moore

Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Volume 2

byThomas Moore

Paperback | September 16, 2013

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Best known for The Rivals and The School for Scandal, Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) was already a celebrated comic playwright when he entered Parliament in 1780. Turning his wit and talent as a writer to political oratory, he won acclaim for his speeches in the House of Commons. As an independent-minded Whig, he had to reconcile his distrust of monarchical power with his role as friend and confidant to the future George IV. Sheridan's was ultimately a turbulent life, rocked by affairs, heavy drinking and constant debt. This successful and influential two-volume biography, first published in 1825, was written by the poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852), who went on to chart the life of Lord Byron. Volume 2 covers Sheridan's political career, his speeches in Parliament and his final years, closing with reflections on his life.
Thomas Moore was born May 28, 1779, in Dublin. Moore entered Trinity College in 1794, even though he was Roman Catholic, on the college rolls he was listed as Protestant. Moore's friend and classmate Robert Emmet, was a member of the United Irishmen, a group dedicated to freeing Ireland from the English. Emmet's involvement in various ...
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Title:Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Volume 2Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:502 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 16, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781108065016

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Table of Contents

12. Death of Mr Sheridan's father; 13. Illness of the king; 14. French revolution; 15. Death of Mrs Sheridan; 16. Drury Lane theatre; 17. Speech in answer to Lord Mornington; 18. Play of The Stranger; 19. State of parties; 20. Destruction of the theatre of Drury Lane by fire; 21. Affairs of the new theatre.