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THE LOVES OF THE ANGELS.

HUMOROUS POEMS- continuea.

Preface

511 An Amatory Colloquy between Bank

First Angel's Story

513 and Government

581

Second Angel's Story.

619 Ode to the Goddess Ceres

582

Third Angel's Story

Dialogue between a Sovereign and a

One-pound Note

An Expostulation to Lord King 584

FABLES FOR THE HOLY ALLIANCE 537

Moral Po-itions

To Lord Byron

537

Memorabilia of Last Week

586

Preface

537

Fable I.-The Dissolution of the

A Hymn of Welcome after the Recess 588

All in the Family Way

589

Holy Alliance

The Canonization of St. B-tt-r-

Fable II.—The Looking-Glasses 539

W-rth.

Fable III.-The Torch of Liberty 541

New Creation of Peers

591

Fable.Iv.-The Fly and the Bullock 542

Fable V.- Church and State.

A Cambridge Ballad

592

543

Fable VI.-The Little Grand Lama 645

Copy of an Intercepted Despatch 593

Fable. VII.--The Extinguishers

Mr. Roger Dodsworth

594

The Millennium

595

The Three Doctors

596

RHYMES ON THE ROAD, extracted

Epitaph on a Tuft-Hunter

597

from the Journal of a Travelling The Petition of the Orangemen of

Member of the Pococurante Society,

Ireland

597

1819.

649

A Vision

599

News for Country Cousins

600

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS OF VARIOUS

An Incantation

601

DATES.

A Dream of Turtle

601

Lines on the Death of Mr. Parmi.

Cotton and Corn

Vol.

562 The Donkey and his Panniers 603

Lines on the Death of Sh-rden 562 The Ghost of Miltiades

604

Lines written on hearing that the

Corn and Catholics

Austrians had entered Naples 564 The Periwinkles and the Locusts

To Lady Holland. On Napoleon's

A Case of Libel

607

Legacy of a Snuff-Box

Literary Advertisement

608

Romance.

565 The Slave

609

Epilogue to the Tragedy of Ina 565 'I never give a kisg' says Prue 610

The Sylph's Ball

567 On a Squinting Poetess

610

Remonstrance, after a Conversation A Joke Versified

with Lord John Russell, in which

On

he had intimated some Idea of

A Speculation

giving up all Political Pursuits 568 From the French

611

My Birth-day

Illustration of a Bore

611

Fancy.

570

Lore and Hymen

• 570 BALLADS AND SONGS.

Translation from Catullus

Black and Blue Eyes.

612

To my Mother

570

Cease, oh cease to tempt

612

Scepticism

571

Dear Fanny

612

Country Dance and Quadrille .

From Life without Freedom

613

Song

573 Here's the Bower

613

Genius and Criticism.

574 Holy be the Pilgrim's Sleep

613

I saw the Moon rise clear

614

HUMOROUS AND SATIRICAL POEMS.

Joys that pass away.

614

To Sir Hudson Lowe

675 Love and the Sun-Dial

614

Fragment of a Character

Love and Time.

614

The Devil among the Scholars 576 Love, my Mary, dwells with thee 615

Fum and Hum, the two Birds of Love's Light Summer Cloud

615

Royalty

579 Love, Wandering through the Golden

Epistle from Tom Cribb to Big Ben . 580 Maze

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MEMOIR OF MOORE.

THOMAS MOORE was born in Aungier Street, Dublin, May 28, 1779. His father was a respectable grocer and spirit dealer. Both his parents were Roman Catholics.

As early as his fourteenth year, Moore wrote verses, contributing to a Dublin magazine, called the Anthologiu Hibernica. He was educated first, by Mr. Sanıuel Whyte (the schoolmaster also of Richard Brinsley Sheridan), and completed his studies at Dublin University ; which was opened to Roman Catholic students only the year previous to his entrance at Trinity College1794. While studying the classics he also learned Italian from a priest, and French from a French emigrant. He likewise became a proficient in music.

In 1799 Moore left his own country for England, bringing with him his Odes to Anacreon.' The Poet was not rich, but he found a kind and powerful friend in Lord Moira, who obtained permission from the Prince Regent for Moore to dedicate his Odes to His Royal Highness, and also raised a profitable subscription for their publication. Moore had entered himself a student of the Middle Temple ou his arrival in England, but the success of his Odes' induced him to abandon the study of the law, and to adopt literature as his profession. In 1801 he published a volume of Poems under the cognomen of Thomas Little’-alluding to his own diminutive stature. They were very immoral and indelicate, and he felt ashamed of them in after years.

In 1803 he obtained an appointment at Bermuda, as Registrar to the Court of Admiralty. He proceeded thither the next year, but finding the duties of the post uncongenial, he appointed a deputy to do the work in his stead; and, after travelling over part of America, returned to England, greatly disabused of the Republican visions which had haunted his boyhood and youth. In 1806 Moore published his Odes and Epistles,' which contain Poetical Satires on America, and Poems relating to the same country. Jeffrey criticised them with great severity in the Edinburgh Review, and Moore, much enraged, challenged him. The critic and the poet met at Chalk Farm, but the duel was prevented by the intervention of the police, when it was found that one of the pistols was without a bullet! The intended combatants ended by becoming great friends, and the circumstance is only memorable as originating the friendship between Byron and Moore-Byron, mentioning the duel with ridicule in “ English

Bards and Scotch Reviewers,” received, in his turn, a challenge from the highspirited little poet; but the letter was long in reaching its destination, and the affair terminated in good-natured explanation from Byron, which led to a lifelong friendship.

Moore became the fashion in London, and was a welcome guest at the tables of the aristocracy. In 1807 he entered into an arrangement with Mr. Power, a musical publisher, to write poems for a collection of Irish Melodies, which were to be arranged, etc., by Sir J. Stevenson. These Melodies established the author's fame by the immense popularity they obtained

In 1811 Moore married Miss Bessie Dykes, a young Irish actress of great beauty, who proved a tender and devoted wife. In 1814 he agreed to write • Lalla Rookh' for Messrs. Longmans, who were to pay him £3000 for the work when completed, which was in 1817. His other works—Sacred and National Melodies,' • Loves of the Angels, etc., etc., followed in rapid suc. cession

In 1818, Moore's deputy in Bermuda fled with the proceeds of a ship and cargo, leaving Moore answerable for £6000. This circumstance obliged him to leave England for a time, and to these enforced travels we owe “Rhymes on the Road," etc. When his affairs were settled, Moore returned to England.

Moore had three children; they all died before him. The close of his life was as sad as that of the lives of Southey and Scott; for, three years before his death he was reduced to a state of sad mental infirmity, requiring all the self-devotion of his excellent wife. He died at Sloperton Cottage, in February, 1852, at the age of seventy-three.

Moore was an excellent son and husband, and a warm and faithful friend. His social accomplishments were of a high order ; his poetry is graceful and full of fancy and sentiment.

PUBLISHER'S PREFACE.

This Edition contains everything of Moore's Poems in which copyright has expired. They have been carefully compared with existing issues, and Explanatory Notes added where necessary.

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Sir, -In allowing me to dedicate this work to your Royal Highness, you have conferred upon me an honour which I feel very sensibly; and I have only to regret that the pages which you have thus distinguished are not more deserving of such illustrious patronage.

Believe me,

SIR,
With every sentiment of respect,

Your Royal Highness's

Very grateful and devoted Servant,

THOMAS MOORE.

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