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...
- An Argument
- After the Battle
- At the Mid Hour of Night
- Alone in Crowds to Wander On
- All In a Family Way
- Dear Harp of my Country
- As Slow Our Ship
- Come, Rest in this Bosom
- The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls
- Come O'er the Sea
- The Meeting of the Waters
- Tis the Last Rose of Summer
- An Incantation
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"Come, come" said Tom's father, "at your time of life,Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish poet. "A Joke Versified."
There's no longer excuse for thus playing the rake
It is time you should think, boy, of taking a wife."
"Why, so it is...
''At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping, I flyThomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish poet. At the Mid Hour of Night (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couc...
To the lone vale we loved when life was warm in thine eye,''
''Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish poet. Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Vers...
Which I gaze on so fondly today,
Were to change by tomorrow, and fleet in my arms,
Like fairy-gifts fading away.''
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets,Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Irish poet. Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms (l. 13-16). . . Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Ve...
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sunflower turns on her god, when he sets,
The same look which she turned when he rose....
''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).
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