Moore, Lines ... not Accepting her Invitation to a Ball (mooreball)
70 lines, 545 words, 1967 phonemes, 133848 milliseconds

Moore's 'Poems' 1844 

Link to Moore, Lines ... not Accepting her Invitation to a Ball (mooreball)

Full well I know what direful wrath impends , F-UH1-L W-EH1-L AY1 N-OW1 W-AH1-T D-AY1-R-F-UH1-L R-AE1-TH IH0-M-P-EH1-N-D-Z HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
From Fashion's gay and numerous host of friends , F-R-AH1-M F-AE1-SH-AH0-N-Z G-EY1 AH0-N-D N-UW1-M-ER0-AH0-S HH-OW1-S-T AH1-V F-R-EH1-N-D-Z HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
O'er all who blindly list not in her cause , AO-R AO1-L HH-UW1 B-L-AY1-N-D-L-IY0 L-IH1-S-T N-AA1-T IH0-N HH-ER0 K-AA1-Z HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Nor swear eternal fealty to her laws . N-AO1-R S-W-EH1-R IH0-T-ER1-N-AH0-L F-IY1-AH0-L-T-IY0 T-UW1 HH-ER0 L-AO1-Z HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.051
I know with what despotic sway she rules AY1 N-OW1 W-IH1-DH W-AH1-T D-IH0-S-P-AA1-T-IH0-K S-W-EY1 SH-IY1 R-UW1-L-Z HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
O'er old and young , o'er wise as well as fools ; AO-R OW1-L-D AH0-N-D Y-AH1-NG AO-R W-AY1-Z AE1-Z W-EH1-L AE1-Z F-UW1-L-Z HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.100 /AllW 0.051
In what imperious tones she bids the throng IH0-N W-AH1-T IH0-M-P-IH1-R-IY0-AH0-S T-OW1-N-Z SH-IY1 B-IH1-D-Z DH-AH0 TH-R-AO1-NG HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Obey her word , though Heav'n pronounce it wrong . OW0-B-EY1 HH-ER0 W-ER1-D DH-OW1 HH-EH1-V-AH0-N P-R-AH0-N-AW1-N-S IH1-T R-AO1-NG HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Yet , though my crimes against this power so high Y-EH1-T DH-OW1 M-AY1 K-R-AY1-M-Z AH0-G-EH1-N-S-T DH-IH1-S P-AW1-ER0 S-OW1 HH-AY1 HF-MF Mfav 2 2 /LinW 0.222 /AllW 0.051
Be numberless , and oft of deepest dye , B-IY1 N-AH1-M-B-ER0-L-EH1-S AH0-N-D AO1-F-T AH1-V D-IY1-P-AH0-S-T D-AY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Leave I entreat to extenuate my blame : L-IY1-V AY1 EH0-N-T-R-IY1-T T-UW1 IH0-K-S-T-EH1-N-Y-UW0-EY2-T M-AY1 B-L-EY1-M HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
A right which guiltiest criminals may claim ; AH0 R-AY1-T W-IH1-CH G-IH1-L-T-IY0-EH1-S-T K-R-IH1-M-AH0-N-AH0-L-Z M-EY1 K-L-EY1-M HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
E'en they who fly not at a Lady's call , IY-N DH-EY1 HH-UW1 F-L-AY1 N-AA1-T AE1-T AH0 L-EY1-D-IY0-Z K-AO1-L HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.038
And dare withstand the attraction of a ball . AH0-N-D D-EH1-R W-IH0-TH-S-T-AE1-N-D DH-AH0 AH0-T-R-AE1-K-SH-AH0-N AH1-V AH0 B-AO1-L HF-MF Hfav 2 2 /LinW 0.250 /AllW 0.038
Of magic zones and rings you oft have heard , AH1-V M-AE1-JH-IH0-K Z-OW1-N-Z AH0-N-D R-IH1-NG-Z Y-UW1 AO1-F-T HH-AE1-V HH-ER1-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
By fairies on their favorites conferred , B-AY1 F-EH1-R-IY0-Z AA1-N DH-EH1-R F-EY1-V-ER0-IH0-T-S K-AH0-N-F-ER1-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Which pinch'd the wearers sore , or made them bleed , W-IH1-CH P-IH1-N-CH-T DH-AH0 W-EH1-R-ER0-Z S-AO1-R AO1-R M-EY1-D DH-EH1-M B-L-IY1-D HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.051
Whene'er they went astray in thought or deed . W-EH1-N-EH-R DH-EY1 W-EH1-N-T AH0-S-T-R-EY1 IH0-N TH-AO1-T AO1-R D-IY1-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Nor think these stories false because they're old , N-AO1-R TH-IH1-NG-K DH-IY1-Z S-T-AO1-R-IY0-Z F-AO1-L-S B-IH0-K-AO1-Z DH-EH1-R OW1-L-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
But true as this which soon I will unfold . B-AH1-T T-R-UW1 AE1-Z DH-IH1-S W-IH1-CH S-UW1-N AY1 W-IH1-L AH0-N-F-OW1-L-D HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.051
Sweet sleep had shed its mists around my eyes , S-W-IY1-T S-L-IY1-P HH-AE1-D SH-EH1-D IH1-T-S M-IH1-S-T-S ER0-AW1-N-D M-AY1 AY1-Z HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.051
And fancy's motley forms began to rise , AH0-N-D F-AE1-N-S-IY0-Z M-AA1-T-L-IY0 F-AO1-R-M-Z B-IH0-G-AE1-N T-UW1 R-AY1-Z HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
When , 'mid these fleeting phantoms of the night , W-EH1-N M-IH1-D DH-IY1-Z F-L-IY1-T-IH0-NG F-AE1-N-T-AH0-M-Z AH1-V DH-AH0 N-AY1-T HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.038
A vision stood distinct before my sight . AH0 V-IH1-ZH-AH0-N S-T-UH1-D D-IH0-S-T-IH1-NG-K-T B-IH0-F-AO1-R M-AY1 S-AY1-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Though far below the human size it seem'd DH-OW1 F-AA1-R B-IH0-L-OW1 DH-AH0 HH-Y-UW1-M-AH0-N S-AY1-Z IH1-T S-IY1-M-D HF-MF Hfav Mfav 2 1 1 /LinW 0.125 0.125 /AllW 0.038 0.051
A dazzling brightness from its visage beam'd . AH0 D-AE1-Z-AH0-L-IH0-NG B-R-AY1-T-N-AH0-S F-R-AH1-M IH1-T-S V-IH1-Z-AH0-JH B-IY1-M-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
My airy dreams it seem'd to chase away , M-AY1 EH1-R-IY0 D-R-IY1-M-Z IH1-T S-IY1-M-D T-UW1 CH-EY1-S AH0-W-EY1 HF-MF Hfav Mfav 2 1 1 /LinW 0.125 0.125 /AllW 0.038 0.051
And thus in sweetest accents deign'd to say : AH0-N-D DH-AH1-S IH0-N S-W-IY1-T-AH0-S-T AE1-K-S-EH0-N-T-S D-EY1-N-D T-UW1 S-EY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
" Hail , Youth ! In me behold a friendly power , HH-EY1-L Y-UW1-TH IH0-N M-IY1 B-IH0-HH-OW1-L-D AH0 F-R-EH1-N-D-L-IY0 P-AW1-ER0 HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.038
Thy guard in every place , at every hour , DH-AY1 G-AA1-R-D IH0-N EH1-V-ER0-IY0 P-L-EY1-S AE1-T EH1-V-ER0-IY0 AW1-ER0 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Who thus appear expos'd to mortal view , HH-UW1 DH-AH1-S AH0-P-IH1-R IH0-K-S-P-OW1-Z-D T-UW1 M-AO1-R-T-AH0-L V-Y-UW1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Clearly to mark the course you should pursue . K-L-IH1-R-L-IY0 T-UW1 M-AA1-R-K DH-AH0 K-AO1-R-S Y-UW1 SH-UH1-D P-ER0-S-UW1 HF-MF Mfav Hfav 3 2 1 /LinW 0.250 0.125 /AllW 0.051 0.038
To me 'tis giv'n your virtue to secure T-UW1 M-IY1 T-IH1-Z G-IH1-V-AH0-N Y-AO1-R V-ER1-CH-UW0 T-UW1 S-IH0-K-Y-UH1-R HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.051
From custom's force and pleasure's dangerous lure . F-R-AH1-M K-AH1-S-T-AH0-M-Z F-AO1-R-S AH0-N-D P-L-EH1-ZH-ER0-Z D-EY1-N-JH-ER0-AH0-S L-UH1-R HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.051
I watch the motions of your youthful mind , AY1 W-AA1-CH DH-AH0 M-OW1-SH-AH0-N-Z AH1-V Y-AO1-R Y-UW1-TH-F-AH0-L M-AY1-N-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Rejoicing when to virtue 'tis inclin'd ; R-IH0-JH-OY1-S-IH0-NG W-EH1-N T-UW1 V-ER1-CH-UW0 T-IH1-Z IH0-N-K-L-AY1-N-D HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.167 /AllW 0.038
But when a growing folly is descried , B-AH1-T W-EH1-N AH0 G-R-OW1-IH0-NG F-AA1-L-IY0 IH1-Z D-IH0-S-K-R-AY1-D HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.038
To root it out , no art I leave untried . T-UW1 R-UW1-T IH1-T AW1-T N-OW1 AA1-R-T AY1 L-IY1-V AH0-N-T-R-AY1-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Those drugs I mix in pleasure's luscious bowl DH-OW1-Z D-R-AH1-G-Z AY1 M-IH1-K-S IH0-N P-L-EH1-ZH-ER0-Z L-AH1-SH-IH0-S B-OW1-L HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Which pain the body to preserve the soul . W-IH1-CH P-EY1-N DH-AH0 B-AA1-D-IY0 T-UW1 P-R-AH0-Z-ER1-V DH-AH0 S-OW1-L HF-MF Hfav Mfav 3 2 1 /LinW 0.250 0.125 /AllW 0.038 0.051
That listlessness , those qualms , those aches I send DH-AE1-T L-IH1-S-T-L-AH0-S-N-IH0-S DH-OW1-Z K-W-AA1-M-Z DH-OW1-Z EY1-K-S AY1 S-EH1-N-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Which dissipation's giddy round attend . W-IH1-CH D-IH2-S-IH0-P-EY1-SH-AH0-N-Z G-IH1-D-IY0 R-AW1-N-D AH0-T-EH1-N-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Nor let these warnings , by your Guardian giv'n , N-AO1-R L-EH1-T DH-IY1-Z W-AO1-R-N-IH0-NG-Z B-AY1 Y-AO1-R G-AA1-R-D-IY0-AH0-N G-IH1-V-AH0-N HF-MF Mfav 2 2 /LinW 0.250 /AllW 0.051
By winning pleasure from your thoughts be driv'n . B-AY1 W-IH1-N-IH0-NG P-L-EH1-ZH-ER0 F-R-AH1-M Y-AO1-R TH-AO1-T-S B-IY1 D-R-IH1-V-AH0-N HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
For if , regardless of my friendly voice , F-AO1-R IH1-F R-AH0-G-AA1-R-D-L-AH0-S AH1-V M-AY1 F-R-EH1-N-D-L-IY0 V-OY1-S HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
In Fashion's gaudy scenes your heart rejoice , IH0-N F-AE1-SH-AH0-N-Z G-AO1-D-IY0 S-IY1-N-Z Y-AO1-R HH-AA1-R-T R-IH0-JH-OY1-S HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Dire punishments shall fall upon your head : D-AY1-R P-AH1-N-IH0-SH-M-AH0-N-T-S SH-AE1-L F-AO1-L AH0-P-AA1-N Y-AO1-R HH-EH1-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Disgust , and fretfulness , and secret dread . D-IH0-S-G-AH1-S-T AH0-N-D F-R-EH1-T-F-AH0-L-N-IH0-S AH0-N-D S-IY1-K-R-AH0-T D-R-EH1-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Unmeaning forms shall swim before your eyes , AH2-N-M-IY1-N-IH0-NG F-AO1-R-M-Z SH-AE1-L S-W-IH1-M B-IH0-F-AO1-R Y-AO1-R AY1-Z HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Wild as the clouds which float in vernal skies . W-AY1-L-D AE1-Z DH-AH0 K-L-AW1-D-Z W-IH1-CH F-L-OW1-T IH0-N V-ER1-N-AH0-L S-K-AY1-Z HF-MF Hfav Mfav 2 1 1 /LinW 0.111 0.111 /AllW 0.038 0.051
But if true wisdom all your thoughts employ , B-AH1-T IH1-F T-R-UW1 W-IH1-Z-D-AH0-M AO1-L Y-AO1-R TH-AO1-T-S EH0-M-P-L-OY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
I promise lasting peace and health and joy . AY1 P-R-AA1-M-AH0-S L-AE1-S-T-IH0-NG P-IY1-S AH0-N-D HH-EH1-L-TH AH0-N-D JH-OY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
A mind untouch'd by malice or by spleen AH0 M-AY1-N-D AH2-N-T-AH1-CH-T B-AY1 M-AE1-L-AH0-S AO1-R B-AY1 S-P-L-IY1-N HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Shall make your slumbers light , your thoughts serene ; SH-AE1-L M-EY1-K Y-AO1-R S-L-AH1-M-B-ER0-S L-AY1-T Y-AO1-R TH-AO1-T-S S-ER0-IY1-N HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.051
And through the ills which mortals must betide AH0-N-D TH-R-UW1 DH-AH0 IH1-L-Z W-IH1-CH M-AO1-R-T-AH0-L-Z M-AH1-S-T B-IH0-T-AY1-D HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.051
I still will be your counsellor and guide . " AY1 S-T-IH1-L W-IH1-L B-IY1 Y-AO1-R K-AW1-N-S-AH0-L-ER0 AH0-N-D G-AY1-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
So spoke the friendly power ; then , waving light S-OW1 S-P-OW1-K DH-AH0 F-R-EH1-N-D-L-IY0 P-AW1-ER0 DH-EH1-N W-EY1-V-IH0-NG L-AY1-T HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.038
His azure pinions , vanish'd from my sight . HH-IH1-Z AE1-ZH-ER0 P-IH1-N-Y-AH0-N-Z V-AE1-N-IH0-SH-T F-R-AH1-M M-AY1 S-AY1-T HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.051
Such is the guardian Genius , ever near , S-AH1-CH IH1-Z DH-AH0 G-AA1-R-D-IY0-AH0-N JH-IY1-N-Y-AH0-S EH1-V-ER0 N-IH1-R HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Whose love I strive to gain , whose wrath I fear . HH-UW1-Z L-AH1-V AY1 S-T-R-AY1-V T-UW1 G-EY1-N HH-UW1-Z R-AE1-TH AY1 F-IH1-R HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
But , when his favoring smiles I would secure , B-AH1-T W-EH1-N HH-IH1-Z F-EY1-V-ER0-IH0-NG S-M-AY1-L-Z AY1 W-UH1-D S-IH0-K-Y-UH1-R HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Complaining friendship's frown I oft endure ; K-AH0-M-P-L-EY1-N-IH0-NG F-R-EH1-N-D-SH-IH0-P-S F-R-AW1-N AY1 AO1-F-T EH0-N-D-Y-UH1-R HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
And now , for open breach of Fashion's laws , AH0-N-D N-AW1 F-AO1-R OW1-P-AH0-N B-R-IY1-CH AH1-V F-AE1-SH-AH0-N-Z L-AO1-Z HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
A criminal , am forc'd to plead my cause . AH0 K-R-IH1-M-AH0-N-AH0-L AE1-M F-AO1-R-S-T T-UW1 P-L-IY1-D M-AY1 K-AA1-Z HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.038
Such is my lot ; and though I guilty prove , S-AH1-CH IH1-Z M-AY1 L-AA1-T AH0-N-D DH-OW1 AY1 G-IH1-L-T-IY0 P-R-UW1-V HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Compassion sure my Judge's breast will move . K-AH0-M-P-AE1-SH-AH0-N SH-UH1-R M-AY1 JH-AH1-JH-IH0-Z B-R-EH1-S-T W-IH1-L M-UW1-V HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Not pardon for my fault I hope to find ; N-AA1-T P-AA1-R-D-AH0-N F-AO1-R M-AY1 F-AO1-L-T AY1 HH-OW1-P T-UW1 F-AY1-N-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
But humbly pray , you'll change to one more kind B-AH1-T HH-AH1-M-B-L-IY0 P-R-EY1 Y-UW-L CH-EY1-N-JH T-UW1 W-AH1-N M-AO1-R K-AY1-N-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
The threaten'd sentence , cruel as 'tis hard , DH-AH0 TH-R-EH1-T-AH0-N-D S-EH1-N-T-AH0-N-S K-R-UW1-AH0-L AE1-Z T-IH1-Z HH-AA1-R-D HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.051
To lose forever your benign regard . T-UW1 L-UW1-Z F-ER0-EH1-V-ER0 Y-AO1-R B-IH0-N-AY1-N R-AH0-G-AA1-R-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW

HF-MF Pair Totals for this Poem Hfav Mfav 15 21 0.08% 0.11%