1744-1833

1744, Stapleton, Gloucestershire, England.

September 7, 1833, Clifton, England.

Moore’s father, a cleric, conducted a foundation school in Stapleton. With her three sisters, Hannah opened a boarding school for young ladies, first at Stapleton, and afterwards at Bristol. At age 17, she composed a pastoral drama titled The Search After Happiness. She subsequently devoted her pen to the cause of religion and morals. Her works became quite popular and earned her over £30,000. A third of this sum she gave to charity. Her memoirs and correspondence, in four volumes, appeared in 1834

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