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– January 1, 1905
Sudden fame, acquired with little difficulty, suffers generally a period of obscuration after the compelling power which attaches to a mans living personality has been removed; and from this darkness it does not always emerge. Of such splendour and subsequent eclipse, Moore sfate might be cited as the capital example. The son of a petty Dublin tradesman, he found himself, almost from his first entry on the world, courted by a brilliant society; each year added to his friendships among the men who stood highest in literature and statesmanship; and his reputation on the Continent was surpassed only by that of Scott and Byron. He did not live to see a reaction. Lord John Eussell could write boldly in 1853, a year after his friends death, that of English lyrical poets, Moore is surely the greatest. There is perhaps no need to criticise either this attitude of excessive admiration, or that which in many cases has replaced it, of tolerant contempt.
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