Thomas Moore Quote
“When time who steals our years away Shall steal our pleasures too, The mem'ry of the past will stay And half our joys renew.”
The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore (1863 edition), p. 177
National Airs, Italian Air, "How Shall I Woo?" - From: "The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: Including His Melodies, Ballads, Etc." (J. Crissy, 1841), p. 331
“How dear to me the hour when daylight dies, And sunbeams melt along the silent sea, For then sweet dreams of other days arise, And memory breathes her vesper sigh to thee.”
Irish Melodies (1821), "How dear to me the hour when daylight dies"
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas Moore
Born: May 28, 1779
Died: February 25, 1852 (age 72)
Occupation: Poet, singer, songwriter, entertainer
Bio: Thomas Moore was 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.