Thomas Moore

(28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852 / Dublin)

Quotations

  • ''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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  • ''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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On Music

When through life unblest we rove,
Losing all that made life dear,
Should some notes we used to love,
In days of boyhood, meet our ear,
Oh! how welcome breathes the strain!
Wakening thoughts that long have slept,
Kindling former smiles again
In faded eyes that long have wept.

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