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AN INVITATION TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF THE POET MOORE, by            
First Line: O come and hail the day
Last Line: And bind more closely friend to friend.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, Arthur
Subject(s): Birthdays; Moore, Thomas (1779-1852); Poetry & Poets


VII.

O COME and hail the day
Which gave the Poet birth,
Whose song when grave or gay,
Whose Muse in tears or mirth,
Still wears a grace, and breathes a tone
His song—his Muse—can claim alone!

Come, and one sparkling hour
Which not a care shall dim,
We in my woodbine bower
Will dedicate to him;
O come, and o'er the flowers and wine
Let the warm smiles of Beauty shine!

And we will weave a chain
Of song from those which he
Hath given in many a strain
Of matchless minstrelsy,
Till as our hearts and voices blend
His spirit shall on ours' descend
And bind more closely friend to friend.





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