Jones, Catherine A. ‘Our partial Attachments: Tom Moore and 1798’, Eighteenth-century Ireland/Iris an dá chultúr, Vol. 13 (1998), pp 24-43.
This article examines the influence of revolutionary nationalism on the poet Thomas Moore and the writing of his Irish Melodies (1808-34). Jones traces Moores beginnings in Ireland prior to his becoming a London literary émigré, from his early years as a student at Trinity College Dublin, which was a hotbed of nationalism, to his friendship with United Irishmen Edward Hudson and Robert Emmet, whose political enthusiasm and appreciation of Irish music inspired Moores Melodies. Jones also discusses the relationship between Moores Melodies and two important philosophical works, Francis Hutchesons An Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue (1725) and David Humes Philosophical Essays (1748).