Thomas Moore is an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy and The Last Rose of Summer. He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Anacreon Moore.
Thomas Moore was born at 12 Aungier-street in Dublin, Ireland, on 28 May 1779. over his father's grocery shop, his father being from an Irish speaking Gaeltacht in Kerry and his mother, Anastasia Codd, from Wexford. He had two younger sisters, Kate and Ellen.
From a relatively early age Moore showed an interest in music and other performing arts. ... more »
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- Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young...
- At the Mid Hour of Night
- An Argument
- Alone in Crowds to Wander On
- Come, Rest in this Bosom
- After the Battle
- The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls
- Come O'er the Sea
- All In a Family Way
- As a Beam O'er the Face of the Waters Ma...
- Thee, Thee, Only Thee
- Dear Harp of my Country
- As Slow Our Ship
- The Meeting of the Waters
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''A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a roué to retire upon.''Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish poet. quoted by Lord Byron in a letter, Jan. 16, 1814. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 4 (1975).
''It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.''Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish poet. "Prologue No. 2," Lalla Rookh.
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