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Edward Moore (1712–1757)

Moore, Edward. An English dramatist and fabulist; born at Abingdon, March 22, 1711–12, died in London, March 1, 1757. He was editor of The World (1753), to which Lyttelton, Pulteney, Chesterfield, Soame Jenyns, Horace Walpole, and others of distinction were contributors. He wrote: ‘Fables for the Female Sex’ (1744); ‘The Foundling’ (1748) and ‘Gil Blas’ (1751), comedies; ‘The Gamester’ (1753, with Garrick, often reprinted), a highly successful tragedy; ‘Poems, Fables, and Plays’ (1756).