Thomas Moore — Irish Poet born on May 28, 1779, died on February 25, 1852

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... (wikipedia)

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.
No, there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream.
And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again.
A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.
This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven.

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