Thomas Moore

(28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852 / Dublin)

Thomas Moore Quotes

  • ''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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Corn And Catholics

"What! still those two infernal questions,
That with our meals our slumbers mix --
That spoil our tempers and digestions --
Eternal Corn and Catholics!

Gods! were there ever two such bores?
Nothing else talk'd of night or morn --
Nothing in doors, or out of doors,
But endless Catholics and Corn!

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