Thomas Moore (May 28, 1779 - February 25, 1852)
Born: 28th May, 1779
Died: 25th February, 1852
Nationality: Irish
Profession/Occupation: Poet
Region: Dublin, Ireland, Wiltshire, England
Notable works: "Irish Melodies", "Lalla Rookh"

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Thomas Moore, (born May 28, 1779, Dublin, Ire.--died Feb. 25, 1852, Wiltshire, Eng.), Irish poet, satirist, composer, and political propagandist. He was a close friend of Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley.

The son of a Roman Catholic wine merchant, Moore graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1799 and then studied law in London. His major poetic work, Irish Melodies (1807-34), earned him an income of GBP500 annually for a quarter of a century. It contained such titles as "The Last Rose of Summer" and "Oft in the Stilly Night." The Melodies, a group of 130 poems set to the music of Moore and of Sir John Stevenson and performed for London's aristocracy, aroused sympathy and support for the Irish nationalists, among whom Moore was a popular hero.

Lalla Rookh (1817), a narrative poem set (on Byron's advice) in an atmosphere of Oriental splendour, gave Moore a reputation among his contemporaries rivaling that of Byron and Sir Walter Scott. It was perhaps the most translated poem of its time, and it earned what was till then the highest price paid by an English publisher for a poem (GBP3,000). Moore's many satirical works, such as The Fudge Family in Paris (1818), portray the politics and manners of the Regency period.

In 1824 Moore became a participant in one of the most celebrated episodes of the Romantic period. He was the recipient of Byron's memoirs, but he and the publisher John Murray burned them, presumably to protect Byron. Moore later brought out the Letters and Journals of Lord Byron (1830), in which he included a life of the poet. Moore's lifelong espousal of the Catholic cause led him to produce such brilliant works as his parody of agrarian insurgency, The Memoirs of Captain Rock (1824), and his courageous biography of the revolutionary leader of the 1798 rebellion, The Life and Death of Lord Edward Fitzgerald (1831).

Top 25 Thomas Moore quotes

All that's bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest.
Bright
Brightest
Fade
Lost
Made
Must
Still
Sweet
Sweetest
From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.
About
All day
Away
Breeze
Buds
Day
Delicious
Dies
Every
Jasmine
Keep
Others
Out
Plants
Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Affair
Discover
Down
Else
Emotions
End
Flames
Illusion
Lead
Love
Love affair
Love is
Marriage
Most
A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.
Friendship
Like
Love
Love is
Steady
Warm
Though an angel should write, still 'tis devils must print.
Angel
Devils
Must
Print
Should
Still
Though
Tis
Write
No, there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream.
Dream
Half
Life
Love
Nothing
Sweet
Young
While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought.
Cheek
Maiden
Roses
Thought
While
Young
Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
Flag
Freedom
Her
Mockery
Over
Slaves
Waves
Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.
Heavenly
Humility
Low
Root
Shoot
Sweet
Virtues
Which
The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close.
Close
Forgets
Heart
Loved
Loves
Never
Truly
And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again.
Again
Pain
Part
Sail
Seas
Silent
Soon
Too
And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.
Always
Awake
First
Flowers
Heart
Thorns
Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity.
Down
Gone
Heaven
Like
Sea
Ships
Tranquillity
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
Away
Came
Friendship
Love
Took
It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.
Happy
Luxury
Only
Tears
Fond memory brings the light of other days around me.
Around
Brings
Days
Fond
Light
Me
Memory
Other
Oh! blame not the bard.
Blame
Oh
The light, that lies In woman's eyes, Has been my heart's undoing.
Been
Eyes
Has-been
Heart
Lies
Light
Woman
Disguise our bondage as we will, 'Tis woman, woman, rules us still.
Bondage
Disguise
Our
Rules
Still
Tis
Us
Will
Woman
My only books were woman's looks, and folly's all they've taught me.
Books
Folly
Looks
Me
Only
Taught
Were
Woman
What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine.
Age
Friends
Gave
Leaves
Love
Roses
Still
Though
Us
Wine
Youth
Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advises, Do the very reverse and you're sure to be wise.
Advice
Advise
Ask
Reverse
She
Sure
Very
Whatever
Wise
Woman
You
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
Anguish
Bring
Cannot
Earth
Heal
Hearts
Heaven
Here
Sorrow
Tell
Wounded
Your
This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven.
Became
Brain
Driven
Gave
Glimpse
Heaven
Random
Reason
Way
Without
Wreck
Wretched
A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a roue to retire upon.
Pretty
Retire
Something
Vanity
Wife

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