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With what a deep devotedness of woe I wept thy absence o'er and o'er again Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain, And memory, like a drop that, night and day, Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!

Thomas Moore Topic: Absence

Like Dead Sea fruit that tempts the eye, But turns to ashes on the lips!

Thomas Moore Topic: Apples

Every season hath its pleasure; Spring may boast her flowery prime, Yet the vineyard's ruby treasuries Brighten Autumn's sob'rer time.

Thomas Moore Topic: Autumn

Those evening bells! those evening bells! How many a tale their music tells!

Thomas Moore Topic: Bells

Those golden birds that, in the spice-time, drop About the gardens, drunk with that sweet food Whose scent hath lur'd them o'er the summer flood; And those that under Araby's soft sun Build their high nests of budding cinnamon.

Thomas Moore Topic: Birds Of Paradise

While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought.

Thomas Moore Topic: Blushes

Faintly as tolls the evening chime, Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time, Soon as the woods on shore dim, We'll sing at St. Ann's our parting hymn; Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast, The rapids are near and the daylight's past.

Thomas Moore Topic: Boating

Yes,--rather plunge me back in pagan night, And take my chance with Socrates for bliss, Than be the Christian of a faith like this, Which builds on heavenly cant its earthly sway, And in a convert mourns to lose a prey.

Thomas Moore Topic: Christianity

Take up the cross if thou the crown would'st gain. [Lat., Tolle crucem, qui vis auferre coronam.]

Thomas Moore Topic: Christianity

Dear creature!--you'd swear When her delicate feet in the dance twinkle round, That her steps are of light, that her home is the air, And she only par complaisance touches the ground.

Thomas Moore Topic: Dancing

Alas! how light a cause may move Dissension between hearts that love! Hearts that the world in vain had tried, And sorrow but more closely tied; That stood the storm when waves were rough, Yet in a sunny hour fall off.

Thomas Moore Topic: Dissension

Shall I ask the brave soldier, who fights by my side In the cause of mankind, if our creeds agree? Shall I give up the friend I have valued and tried, If he kneel not before the same altar with me? From the heretic girl of my soul should I fly, To seek somewhere else a more orthodox kiss? No! perish the hearts, and the laws that try Truth, valour, or love, by a standard like this!

Thomas Moore Topic: Doctrine

Like a young eagle, who has lent his plume To fledge the shaft by which he meets his doom, See their own feathers pluck'd, to wing the dart, Which rank corruption destines for their heart!

Thomas Moore Topic: Eagles

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.

Thomas Moore Topic: Echo

This speck of life in time's great wilderness This narrow isthmus 'twixt two boundless seas, The past, the future, two eternities!

Thomas Moore Topic: Eternity

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.

Thomas Moore Topic: Eternity

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.

Thomas Moore Topic: Evening

Cheek . . . Flushing white and mellow'd red; Gradual tints, as when there glows In snowy milk the bashful rose.

Thomas Moore Topic: Faces

Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.

Thomas Moore Topic: Flags

Yet, who can help loving the land that has taught us Six hundred and eighty-five ways to dress eggs?

Thomas Moore Topic: France

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