Title: Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion. American Edition.
Publisher:  John Murphy, Baltimore, 1844,
Seller ID: 105410
[MOORE, Thomas]. Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion. With notes and illustrations, by the editor of "Captain Rock's Memoirs". Baltimore: printed and published by John Murphy, 146 Market Street, 1844. Pp. (5),[iv]-viii,-264,(2). 8vo, full calf with four gilt tooled bands and gilt lettered red leather title block to spine. "It was on the evening of the 16th day of April, 1829, -- the very day on which the memorable news reached Dublin of the Royal Assent having been given to the Catholic Relief Bill,-- that, as I was sitting alone in my chambers, up two pair of stairs, Tri nity College, being myself one of the everlasting 'Seven Millions' thus liberated, I started suddenly, after a few moments' reverie, from my chair, and taking a stride across the room, as if to make trial of a pair of emancipated legs, exclaimed, 'Thank God! I may now, if I like, turn Protestant.'".- from p.. Deemed one of the more "impudent productions that have ever been intruded on the patience of the public" by the Dublin University Magazine [Volume 2, 1833, p.101], the Irish poet and scholar embarks on a journey towards becoming a Protestant; but after undergoing intense study of bothScripture and the writings of early Church Fathers, is unable to find enou gh reason to justify changing faiths. First two leaves removed, occasional foxing throughout, brief inscription inked inside front cover, name inked to rear flyleaf, else very good. 50.00