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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Fill the Bumper Fair

Fill the bumper fair!
Every drop we sprinkle
O'er the brow of Care
Smooths away a wrinkle.
Wit's electric flame
Ne'er so swiftly passes,
As when through the frame
It shoots from brimming glasses.
Fill the bumper fair!

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