Moore, To My Daughter, on her Marriage (mooredaughtermarriage)
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Moore's 'Poems' 1844 

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For you , my Margaret dear , I have no art F-AO1-R Y-UW1 M-AY1 M-AA1-R-G-ER0-IH0-T D-IH1-R AY1 HH-AE1-V N-OW1 AA1-R-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
To sing a jocund hymeneal strain : T-UW1 S-IH1-NG AH0 JH-AA1-K-AH1-N-D HH-AY1-M-IY1-N-IY0-AH0-L S-T-R-EY1-N HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
What rises strong and deep within the heart W-AH1-T R-AY1-Z-AH0-Z S-T-R-AO1-NG AH0-N-D D-IY1-P W-IH0-DH-IH1-N DH-AH0 HH-AA1-R-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Must ever have some touch , at least , of pain . M-AH1-S-T EH1-V-ER0 HH-AE1-V S-AH1-M T-AH1-CH AE1-T L-IY1-S-T AH1-V P-EY1-N HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Nor know I that the bird of merriest lay N-AO1-R N-OW1 AY1 DH-AE1-T DH-AH0 B-ER1-D AH1-V M-EH1-R-IY0-AH0-S-T L-EY1 HF-MF Hfav Mfav 2 1 1 /LinW 0.111 0.111 /AllW 0.038 0.051
Gives happiest omen in the bridal hour ; G-IH1-V-Z HH-AE1-P-IY0-AH0-S-T OW1-M-AH0-N IH0-N DH-AH0 B-R-AY1-D-AH0-L AW1-ER0 HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.038
That gaudy flowers , with brilliant tints and gay , DH-AE1-T G-AO1-D-IY0 F-L-AW1-ER0-Z W-IH1-DH B-R-IH1-L-Y-AH0-N-T T-IH1-N-T-S AH0-N-D G-EY1 HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.051
May best adorn the sacred nuptial bower . M-EY1 B-EH1-S-T AH0-D-AO1-R-N DH-AH0 S-EY1-K-R-AH0-D N-AH1-P-CH-AH0-L B-AW1-ER0 HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.038
But think me not of mind morose and sad , B-AH1-T TH-IH1-NG-K M-IY1 N-AA1-T AH1-V M-AY1-N-D M-ER0-OW1-S AH0-N-D S-AE1-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Where naught but sullen censure finds abode , W-EH1-R N-AO1-T B-AH1-T S-AH1-L-AH0-N S-EH1-N-SH-ER0 F-AY1-N-D-Z AH0-B-OW1-D HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.051
If , in the midst of voices blithe and glad , IH1-F IH0-N DH-AH0 M-IH1-D-S-T AH1-V V-OY1-S-AH0-Z B-L-AY1-DH AH0-N-D G-L-AE1-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
I greet you with a song of graver mode . AY1 G-R-IY1-T Y-UW1 W-IH1-DH AH0 S-AO1-NG AH1-V G-R-EY1-V-ER0 M-OW1-D HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.038
The glow on pleasure's cheek , it is not this DH-AH0 G-L-OW1 AA1-N P-L-EH1-ZH-ER0-Z CH-IY1-K IH1-T IH1-Z N-AA1-T DH-IH1-S HF-MF Mfav 2 2 /LinW 0.222 /AllW 0.051
That always tells where heartfelt joys appear ; DH-AE1-T AO1-L-W-EY2-Z T-EH1-L-Z W-EH1-R HH-AA1-R-T-F-EH2-L-T JH-OY1-Z AH0-P-IH1-R HF-MF Mfav 2 2 /LinW 0.286 /AllW 0.051
The hidden wellsprings of our purest bliss DH-AH0 HH-IH1-D-AH0-N W-EH2-L-S-P-R-IH1-NG-Z AH1-V AW1-ER0 P-Y-UH1-R-AH0-S-T B-L-IH1-S HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Are oft betoken'd by the gushing tear . AA1-R AO1-F-T B-IY1-T-OW1-K-AH0-N-D B-AY1 DH-AH0 G-AH1-SH-IH0-NG T-EH1-R HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
I am not like the parent bird that tries AY1 AE1-M N-AA1-T L-AY1-K DH-AH0 P-EH1-R-AH0-N-T B-ER1-D DH-AE1-T T-R-AY1-Z HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.038
To lure its young one from the fostering home ; T-UW1 L-UH1-R IH1-T-S Y-AH1-NG W-AH1-N F-R-AH1-M DH-AH0 F-AA1-S-T-ER0-IH0-NG HH-OW1-M HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.038
That gladly sees its new-fledg'd offspring rise DH-AE1-T G-L-AE1-D-L-IY0 S-IY1-Z IH1-T-S N-UW1-F-L-EH1-JH-D AO1-F-S-P-R-IH2-NG R-AY1-Z HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.038
On outspread wing , in distant shades to roam : AA1-N AW2-T-S-P-R-EH1-D W-IH1-NG IH0-N D-IH1-S-T-AH0-N-T SH-EY1-D-Z T-UW1 R-OW1-M HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.051
Yet I were form'd in Nature's sternest mood , Y-EH1-T AY1 W-ER0 F-AO1-R-M-D IH0-N N-EY1-CH-ER0-Z S-T-ER1-N-AH0-S-T M-UW1-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Did not my inmost soul with you rejoice , D-IH1-D N-AA1-T M-AY1 IH0-N-M-OW1-S-T S-OW1-L W-IH1-DH Y-UW1 R-IH0-JH-OY1-S HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.051
To see your lot amid the wise and good , T-UW1 S-IY1 Y-AO1-R L-AA1-T AH0-M-IH1-D DH-AH0 W-AY1-Z AH0-N-D G-UH1-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
The gentlest friends , the husband of your choice . DH-AH0 JH-EH1-N-T-AH0-L-AH0-S-T F-R-EH1-N-D-Z DH-AH0 HH-AH1-Z-B-AH0-N-D AH1-V Y-AO1-R CH-OY1-S HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.051
Mysterious bond , that kindred souls unites ! M-IH0-S-T-IH1-R-IY0-AH0-S B-AA1-N-D DH-AE1-T K-IH1-N-D-R-IH0-D S-OW1-L-Z Y-UW0-N-AY1-T-S HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Great law of nature hallowed from above ! G-R-EY1-T L-AO1 AH1-V N-EY1-CH-ER0 HH-AE1-L-OW0-D F-R-AH1-M AH0-B-AH1-V HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Bless'd remnant of lost Eden's pure delights ! B-L-EH1-S-T R-EH1-M-N-AH0-N-T AH1-V L-AO1-S-T IY1-D-AH0-N-Z P-Y-UH1-R D-IH0-L-AY1-T-S HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
The sum of all our bliss -- connubial love ! DH-AH0 S-AH1-M AH1-V AO1-L AW1-ER0 B-L-IH1-S K-AA1-N-UW1-B-IY0-AH0-L L-AH1-V HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.038
Oh , holy flame ! seraphic influence mild ! OW1 HH-OW1-L-IY0 F-L-EY1-M S-EH1-R-AH0-F-IH0-K IH1-N-F-L-UW0-AH0-N-S M-AY1-L-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Sweet incense , kindled by celestial ray ! S-W-IY1-T IH0-N-S-EH1-N-S K-IH1-N-D-AH0-L-D B-AY1 S-AH0-L-EH1-S-CH-AH0-L R-EY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
For ever warm the bosom of my child , F-AO1-R EH1-V-ER0 W-AO1-R-M DH-AH0 B-UH1-Z-AH0-M AH1-V M-AY1 CH-AY1-L-D HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.038
And gently sooth her through life's rugged way ! AH0-N-D JH-EH1-N-T-L-IY0 S-UW1-DH HH-ER0 TH-R-UW1 L-AY1-F-S R-AH1-G-AH0-D W-EY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
And you , my child , while yet your life is strong , AH0-N-D Y-UW1 M-AY1 CH-AY1-L-D W-AY1-L Y-EH1-T Y-AO1-R L-AY1-F IH1-Z S-T-R-AO1-NG HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
While in the calm of peace your thoughts repose , W-AY1-L IH0-N DH-AH0 K-AA1-M AH1-V P-IY1-S Y-AO1-R TH-AO1-T-S R-IY0-P-OW1-Z HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.038
Prepare for ills that to our state belong , P-R-IY0-P-EH1-R F-AO1-R IH1-L-Z DH-AE1-T T-UW1 AW1-ER0 S-T-EY1-T B-IH0-L-AO1-NG HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
And arm you to contend with numerous foes . AH0-N-D AA1-R-M Y-UW1 T-UW1 K-AH0-N-T-EH1-N-D W-IH1-DH N-UW1-M-ER0-AH0-S F-OW1-Z HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
For many ills unseen beset us round , F-AO1-R M-EH1-N-IY0 IH1-L-Z AH0-N-S-IY1-N B-IH0-S-EH1-T AH1-S R-AW1-N-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
And many foes within ourselves we raise . AH0-N-D M-EH1-N-IY0 F-OW1-Z W-IH0-DH-IH1-N AW0-ER0-S-EH1-L-V-Z W-IY1 R-EY1-Z HF-MF Mfav 2 2 /LinW 0.286 /AllW 0.051
What sudden checks in smoothest paths are found ! W-AH1-T S-AH1-D-AH0-N CH-EH1-K-S IH0-N S-M-UW1-DH-AH0-S-T P-AE1-DH-Z AA1-R F-AW1-N-D HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.051
How few and fleeting are our golden days ! HH-AW1 F-Y-UW1 AH0-N-D F-L-IY1-T-IH0-NG AA1-R AW1-ER0 G-OW1-L-D-AH0-N D-EY1-Z HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
At Hymen's altar when we plight our truth , AE1-T HH-AY1-M-EH1-N-Z AO1-L-T-ER0 W-EH1-N W-IY1 P-L-AY1-T AW1-ER0 T-R-UW1-TH HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.038
For better and for worse , we thoughtless say ; F-AO1-R B-EH1-T-ER0 AH0-N-D F-AO1-R W-ER1-S W-IY1 TH-AO1-T-L-AH0-S S-EY1 HF-MF Mfav 2 2 /LinW 0.250 /AllW 0.051
We dream of only good ; the heart of youth W-IY1 D-R-IY1-M AH1-V OW1-N-L-IY0 G-UH1-D DH-AH0 HH-AA1-R-T AH1-V Y-UW1-TH HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Drives ev'ry fear of distant ills away . D-R-AY1-V-Z EH-V-R-IY F-IH1-R AH1-V D-IH1-S-T-AH0-N-T IH1-L-Z AH0-W-EY1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Till death do part , how gaily we repeat T-IH1-L D-EH1-TH D-UW1 P-AA1-R-T HH-AW1 G-EY1-L-IY0 W-IY1 R-IH0-P-IY1-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
When joy and health are in their prime and strength : W-EH1-N JH-OY1 AH0-N-D HH-EH1-L-TH AA1-R IH0-N DH-EH1-R P-R-AY1-M AH0-N-D S-T-R-EH1-NG-K-TH HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Life is a vista then whose borders meet ; L-AY1-F IH1-Z AH0 V-IH1-S-T-AH0 DH-EH1-N HH-UW1-Z B-AO1-R-D-ER0-Z M-IY1-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
So endless , to our fancy , seems its length . S-OW1 EH1-N-D-L-AH0-S T-UW1 AW1-ER0 F-AE1-N-S-IY0 S-IY1-M-Z IH1-T-S L-EH1-NG-K-TH HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.038
But oh ! how soon we pass this endless track , B-AH1-T OW1 HH-AW1 S-UW1-N W-IY1 P-AE1-S DH-IH1-S EH1-N-D-L-AH0-S T-R-AE1-K HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
That , like perspective art , deludes our view : DH-AE1-T L-AY1-K P-ER0-S-P-EH1-K-T-IH0-V AA1-R-T D-IH0-L-UW1-D-Z AW1-ER0 V-Y-UW1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
And , when we turn and on our path look back , AH0-N-D W-EH1-N W-IY1 T-ER1-N AH0-N-D AA1-N AW1-ER0 P-AE1-TH L-UH1-K B-AE1-K HF-MF Hfav Mfav 2 1 1 /LinW 0.100 0.100 /AllW 0.038 0.051
How short the distance ! and our steps how few ! HH-AW1 SH-AO1-R-T DH-AH0 D-IH1-S-T-AH0-N-S AH0-N-D AW1-ER0 S-T-EH1-P-S HH-AW1 F-Y-UW1 HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.051
Trust not the gilded mists and clouds that rise T-R-AH1-S-T N-AA1-T DH-AH0 G-IH1-L-D-IH0-D M-IH1-S-T-S AH0-N-D K-L-AW1-D-Z DH-AE1-T R-AY1-Z HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.051
Where flattering Hope and fickle Fancy reign ; W-EH1-R F-L-AE1-T-ER0-IH0-NG HH-OW1-P AH0-N-D F-IH1-K-AH0-L F-AE1-N-S-IY0 R-EY1-N HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
But turn from these , and seek with anxious eyes B-AH1-T T-ER1-N F-R-AH1-M DH-IY1-Z AH0-N-D S-IY1-K W-IH1-DH AE1-NG-K-SH-AH0-S AY1-Z HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
The clear bright atmosphere of Truth's domain . DH-AH0 K-L-IH1-R B-R-AY1-T AE1-T-M-AH0-S-F-IH2-R AH1-V T-R-UW1-TH-S D-OW0-M-EY1-N HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.038
Ascend , full oft , her highest vantage ground , AH0-S-EH1-N-D F-UH1-L AO1-F-T HH-ER0 HH-AY1-AH0-S-T V-AE1-N-T-AH0-JH G-R-AW1-N-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
And look beyond the circuit of this earth . AH0-N-D L-UH1-K B-IH0-AA1-N-D DH-AH0 S-ER1-K-AH0-T AH1-V DH-IH1-S ER1-TH HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.038
Review the things its narrow limits bound ; R-IY2-V-Y-UW1 DH-AH0 TH-IH1-NG-Z IH1-T-S N-EH1-R-OW0 L-IH1-M-AH0-T-S B-AW1-N-D HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.038
And , with her guidance , learn to scan their worth . AH0-N-D W-IH1-DH HH-ER0 G-AY1-D-AH0-N-S L-ER1-N T-UW1 S-K-AE1-N DH-EH1-R W-ER1-TH HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Nor think that with relentless stern regard N-AO1-R TH-IH1-NG-K DH-AE1-T W-IH1-DH R-IH0-L-EH1-N-T-L-IH0-S S-T-ER1-N R-AH0-G-AA1-R-D HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.143 /AllW 0.051
She frowns on all our fleeting pleasures here . SH-IY1 F-R-AW1-N-Z AA1-N AO1-L AW1-ER0 F-L-IY1-T-IH0-NG P-L-EH1-ZH-ER0-Z HH-IY1-R HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Believe me , no true joys by her are marr'd , B-IH0-L-IY1-V M-IY1 N-OW1 T-R-UW1 JH-OY1-Z B-AY1 HH-ER0 AA1-R M-AA1-R-D HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
But , in her light , more lovely they appear . B-AH1-T IH0-N HH-ER0 L-AY1-T M-AO1-R L-AH1-V-L-IY0 DH-EY1 AH0-P-IH1-R HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
And now , while youth and health are in their bloom , AH0-N-D N-AW1 W-AY1-L Y-UW1-TH AH0-N-D HH-EH1-L-TH AA1-R IH0-N DH-EH1-R B-L-UW1-M HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Why should you dread to look beyond this state ? W-AY1 SH-UH1-D Y-UW1 D-R-EH1-D T-UW1 L-UH1-K B-IH0-AA1-N-D DH-IH1-S S-T-EY1-T HF-MF Mfav 1 1 /LinW 0.111 /AllW 0.051
The traveller's pleasure knows no boding gloom DH-AH0 T-R-AE1-V-AH0-L-ER0-Z P-L-EH1-ZH-ER0 N-OW1-Z N-OW1 B-OW1-D-IH0-NG G-L-UW1-M HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Because the charms of home his steps await . B-IH0-K-AO1-Z DH-AH0 CH-AA1-R-M-Z AH1-V HH-OW1-M HH-IH1-Z S-T-EH1-P-S AH0-W-EY1-T HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Thus , like the compass , shall your tranquil soul , DH-AH1-S L-AY1-K DH-AH0 K-AH1-M-P-AH0-S SH-AE1-L Y-AO1-R T-R-AE1-NG-K-W-AH0-L S-OW1-L HF-MF Hfav 1 1 /LinW 0.125 /AllW 0.038
With one wish'd haven steady in its view , W-IH1-DH W-AH1-N W-IH1-SH-T HH-EY1-V-AH0-N S-T-EH1-D-IY0 IH0-N IH1-T-S V-Y-UW1 HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Though tempest rage and threat'ning billows roll , DH-OW1 T-EH1-M-P-AH0-S-T R-EY1-JH AH0-N-D TH-R-EH1-T-N-IH0-NG B-IH1-L-OW0-Z R-OW1-L HF-MF 0 /LinW /AllW
Rest even-pois'd , and point for ever true . R-EH1-S-T IY1-V-IH0-N-P-OY1-Z-D AH0-N-D P-OY1-N-T F-AO1-R EH1-V-ER0 T-R-UW1 HF-MF Mfav 2 2 /LinW 0.286 /AllW 0.051

HF-MF Pair Totals for this Poem Hfav Mfav 17 22 0.09% 0.11%