Thomas Moore
Wreath The Bowl by Thomas Moore

Wreath The Bowl by Thomas Moore

Wreath the bowl With flowers of soul, The brightest Wit can find us, We'll take a flight Towards heaven to-night, And leave dull earth behind us. Should Love amid The wreaths be ...

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You Remember Ellen by Thomas Moore

You Remember Ellen by Thomas Moore

You remember Ellen, our hamlet's pride, How meekly she bless'd her humble lot, When the stranger, William, had made her his bride, And love was the light of their lowly cot. ...

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Where Is The Slave by Thomas Moore

Where Is The Slave by Thomas Moore

Oh, where's the slave so lowly, Condemn'd to chains unholy, Who, could he burst His bonds at first, Would pine beneath them slowly? What soul, whose wrongs degrade it, Would wait ...

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While History’s Muse by Thomas Moore

While History’s Muse by Thomas Moore

While History's Muse the memorial was keeping Of all that the dark hand of Destiny weaves, Beside her the Genius of Erin stood weeping, For hers was the story that blotted the ...

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While Gazing On The Moon’s Light by Thomas Moore

While Gazing On The Moon’s Light by Thomas Moore

While gazing on the moon's light, A moment from her smile I turn'd, To look at orbs that, more bright, In lone and distant glory burn'd. But too far Each proud star, For me to ...

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All In A Family Way by Thomas Moore

All In A Family Way by Thomas Moore

My banks are all furnished with rags,So thick, even Freddy can't thin 'em;I've torn up my old money-bags,Having little or nought to put in 'em.My tradesman are smashing by ...

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Erin! The Tear And The Smile In Thine Eyes by Thomas Moore

Erin! The Tear And The Smile In Thine Eyes by Thomas Moore

Erin! the tear and the smile in thine eyes Blend like the rainbow that hangs in thy skies, Shining through sorrow's stream, Saddening through pleasure's beam, Thy suns with ...

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Tis The Last Rose Of Summer by Thomas Moore

Tis The Last Rose Of Summer by Thomas Moore

Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone: No flower of her kindred, No rose-bud is nigh, To reflect back her blushes, Or give ...

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As A Beam O’Er The Face Of The Waters May Glow by Thomas Moore

As A Beam O’Er The Face Of The Waters May Glow by Thomas Moore

As a beam o'er the face of the waters may glow While the tide runs in darkness and coldness below, So the cheek may be tinged with a warm sunny smile, Though the cold heart to ...

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Avenging And Bright by Thomas Moore

Avenging And Bright by Thomas Moore

Avenging and bright fall the swift sword of ErinOn him who the brave sons of Usna betray'd! -- For every fond eye he hath waken'd a tear in A drop from his heart-wounds shall weep ...

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The Meeting Of The Waters by Thomas Moore

The Meeting Of The Waters by Thomas Moore

There is not in the wide world a valley so sweet As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet;Oh! the last rays of feeling and life must depart, Ere the bloom of that valley ...

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An Argument by Thomas Moore

An Argument by Thomas Moore

I've oft been told by learned friars,That wishing and the crime are one,And Heaven punishes desiresAs much as if the deed were done.If wishing damns us, you and IAre damned to all ...

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After The Battle by Thomas Moore

After The Battle by Thomas Moore

Night closed around the conqueror's way, And lightnings show'd the distant hill, Where those who lost that dreadful day Stood few and faint, but fearless still. The soldier's ...

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By That Lake, Whose Gloomy Shore by Thomas Moore

By That Lake, Whose Gloomy Shore by Thomas Moore

By that Lake, whose gloomy shore Sky-lark never warbles o'er,Where the cliff hangs high and steep, Young Saint Kevin stole to sleep. "Here, at least," he calmly said, "Woman ne'er ...

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At The Mid Hour Of Night by Thomas Moore

At The Mid Hour Of Night by Thomas Moore

At the mid hour of night, when stars are weeping, I fly To the lone vale we loved, when life shone warm in thine eye; And I think oft, if spirits can steal from the regions of ...

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Alone In Crowds To Wander On by Thomas Moore

Alone In Crowds To Wander On by Thomas Moore

Alone in crowds to wander on, And feel that all the charm is gone Which voices dear and eyes beloved Shed round us once, where'er we roved -- This, this the doom must be Of all ...

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Come, Rest In This Bosom by Thomas Moore

Come, Rest In This Bosom by Thomas Moore

Come, rest in this bosom, my own stricken deer, Though the herd have fled from thee, thy home is still here; Here still is the smile, that no cloud can o'ercast, And a heart and a ...

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Befire The Battle by Thomas Moore

Befire The Battle by Thomas Moore

By the hope within us springing, Herald of to-morrow's strife; By that sun, whose light is bringing Chains or freedom, death or life -- Oh! remember life can be No charm for him, ...

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I Saw From The Beach by Thomas Moore

I Saw From The Beach by Thomas Moore

I saw from the beach, when the morning was shining, A bark o'er the waters move gloriously on; I came when the sun o'er that beach was declining, The bark was still there, but the ...

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Dear Harp Of My Country by Thomas Moore

Dear Harp Of My Country by Thomas Moore

Dear Harp of my Country! in darkness I found thee, The cold chain of Silence had hung o'er thee long.When proudly, my own Island Harp, I unbound thee, And gave all thy chords to ...

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Dialogue Between A Sovereign And A One-Pound Note by Thomas Moore

Dialogue Between A Sovereign And A One-Pound Note by Thomas Moore

Said a Sov'reign to a Note,In the pocket of my coat,Where they met in a neat purse of leather,"How happens it, I prithee,That though I'm wedded with thee,Fair Pound, we can never ...

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As Slow Our Ship by Thomas Moore

As Slow Our Ship by Thomas Moore

As slow our ship her foamy track Against the wind was cleaving, Her trembling pennant still look'd back To that dear isle 'twas leaving. So loath we part from all we love, From ...

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Let Erin Remember The Days Of Old by Thomas Moore

Let Erin Remember The Days Of Old by Thomas Moore

Let Erin remember the days of old, Ere her faithless sons betray'd her; When Malachi wore the collar of gold,Which he won from her proud invader, When her kings, with standard of ...

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Come O’Er The Sea by Thomas Moore

Come O’Er The Sea by Thomas Moore

Come o'er the sea, Maiden with me, Mine through sunshine, storm, and snows; Seasons may roll, But the true soul Burns the same, where'er it goes. Let fate frown on, so we love and ...

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My Gentle Harp by Thomas Moore

My Gentle Harp by Thomas Moore

My gentle Harp, once more I waken The sweetness of thy slumbering strain; In tears our last farewell was taken, And now in tears we meet again. No light of joy hath o'er thee ...

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In The Morning Of Life by Thomas Moore

In The Morning Of Life by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown, And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin, When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own, And the light that ...

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Thee, Thee, Only Thee by Thomas Moore

Thee, Thee, Only Thee by Thomas Moore

The dawning of morn, the daylight's sinking, The night's long hours still find me thinking Of thee, thee, only thee. When friends are met, and goblets crown'd, And smiles are ...

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Did Not by Thomas Moore

Did Not by Thomas Moore

'Twas a new feeling - something moreThan we had dared to own before,Which then we hid not;We saw it in each other's eye,And wished, in every half-breathed sigh,To speak, but did ...

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And Doth Not A Meeting Like This by Thomas Moore

And Doth Not A Meeting Like This by Thomas Moore

And doth not a meeting like this make amends For all the long years I've been wandering away -- To see thus around me my youth's early friends, As smiling and kind as in that ...

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An Incantation by Thomas Moore

An Incantation by Thomas Moore

Come with me, and we will blowLots of bubbles, as we go;Bubbles bright as ever HopeDrew from fancy -- or from soap;Bright as e'er the South Sea sentfrom its frothy element!Come ...

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Cotton And Corn by Thomas Moore

Cotton And Corn by Thomas Moore

Said Cotton to Corn, t'other day,As they met and exchang'd salute- (Squire Corn in his carriage so gay,Poor Cotton, half famish'd on foot) :'Great Squire, if it isn't uncivilTo ...

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The Minstrel Boy by Thomas Moore

The Minstrel Boy by Thomas Moore

The Minstrel-Boy to the war is gone, In the ranks of death you'll find him; His father's sword he has girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him. "Land of song!" said the ...

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Oft, In The Stilly Night by Thomas Moore

Oft, In The Stilly Night by Thomas Moore

Oft, in the stilly night, Ere slumber's chain has bound me,Fond memory brings the lightOf other days around me;The smiles, the tears,Of boyhood's years,The words of love then ...

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Come, Send Round The Wine by Thomas Moore

Come, Send Round The Wine by Thomas Moore

Come, send round the wine, and leave points of belief To simpleton sages and reasoning fools; This moment's a flower too fair and brief To be wither'd and stain'd by the dust of ...

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Corn And Catholics by Thomas Moore

Corn And Catholics by Thomas Moore

"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 ...

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Love And The Novice by Thomas Moore

Love And The Novice by Thomas Moore

"Here we dwell, in holiest bowers, Where angels of light o'er our orisans bend; Where sighs of devotion and breathings of flowers To heaven in mingled odour ascend. Do not disturb ...

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Oh, The Shamrock by Thomas Moore

Oh, The Shamrock by Thomas Moore

Through Erin's Isle To sport awhile As Love and Valour wander'd, With Wit, the sprite, Whose quiver bright A thousand arrows squander'd; Where'er they pass, A triple grassShoots ...

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When He Who Adores Thee by Thomas Moore

When He Who Adores Thee by Thomas Moore

When he, who adores thee, has left but the name Of his fault and his sorrows behind, Oh! say wilt thou weep, when they darken the fame Of a life that for thee was resign'd? Yes, ...

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Echo by Thomas Moore

Echo by Thomas Moore

How sweet the answer Echo makes To music at night, When, roused by lute or horn, she wakes, And far away, o'er lawns and lakes, Goes answering light. Yet Love hath echoes truer ...

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As Vanquish’D Erin by Thomas Moore

As Vanquish’D Erin by Thomas Moore

As vanquish'd Erin wept beside The Boyne's ill-fated river, She saw where Discord, in the tide, Had dropp'd his loaded quiver. "Lie hid," she cried, "ye venom'd darts, Where ...

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Desmond’s Song by Thomas Moore

Desmond’s Song by Thomas Moore

By the Feal's wave benighted, No star in the skies, To thy door by Love lighted, I first saw those eyes. Some voice whisper'd o'er me, As the threshold I cross'd, There was ruin ...

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Whene’Er I See Those Smiling Eyes by Thomas Moore

Whene’Er I See Those Smiling Eyes by Thomas Moore

Whene'er I see those smiling eyes, So full of hope, and joy, and light, As if no cloud could ever rise, To dim a heaven so purely bright -- I sigh to think how soon that brow In ...

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Oh! Breathe Not His Name by Thomas Moore

Oh! Breathe Not His Name by Thomas Moore

Oh! breathe not his name, let it sleep in the shade, Where cold and unhonour'd his relics are laid: Sad, silent, and dark, be the tears that we shed, As the night-dew that falls ...

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The Mountain Sprite by Thomas Moore

The Mountain Sprite by Thomas Moore

In yonder valley there dwelt, alone, A youth, whose moments had calmly flown, 'Till spells came o'er him, and, day and night, He was haunted and watch'd by a Mountain Sprite. As ...

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Farewell! — But Whenever You Welcome The Hour by Thomas Moore

Farewell! — But Whenever You Welcome The Hour by Thomas Moore

Farewell! but whenever you welcome the hour That awakens the night-song of mirth in your bower, Then think of the friend who once welcomed it too, And forgot his own griefs to be ...

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The Light Of Other Days by Thomas Moore

The Light Of Other Days by Thomas Moore

OFT, in the stilly night, Ere slumber's chain has bound me, Fond Memory brings the light Of other days around me: The smiles, the tears Of boyhood's years, The ...

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Fly Not Yet by Thomas Moore

Fly Not Yet by Thomas Moore

Fly not yet, 'tis just the hour, When pleasure, like the midnight flower That scorns the eye of vulgar light, Begins to bloom for sons of night, And maids who love the moon. 'Twas ...

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Enigma by Thomas Moore

Enigma by Thomas Moore

Come riddle-me-ree, come riddle-me-ree,And tell me, what my name may be.I am nearly one hundred and thirty years old,And therefore no chicken, as you may suppose; --Though a dwarf ...

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Sing — Sing — Music Was Given by Thomas Moore

Sing — Sing — Music Was Given by Thomas Moore

Sing -- sing -- Music was given To brighten the gay, and kindle the loving; Souls here, like planets in heaven, By harmony's laws alone are kept moving. Beauty may boast of her ...

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Go Where Glory Waits Thee by Thomas Moore

Go Where Glory Waits Thee by Thomas Moore

Go where glory waits thee, But while fame elates thee, Oh! still remember me. When the praise thou meetest To thine ear is sweetest, Oh! then remember me. Other arms may press ...

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