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Drink to Her by Sir Thomas Moore

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Drink To Her by Thomas Moore (1779-1852). This was the weekly poetry project for July 5th, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/drink_to_her_0907_librivox/drinktoher_moore_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 52s (mp3@64kb)

Drink to her, who long,
Hath waked the poet’s sigh.
The girl, who gave to song
What gold could never buy.
Oh! woman’s heart was made
For minstrel hands alone;
By other fingers played,
It yields not half the tone.
Then here’s to her, who long
Hath waked the poet’s sigh,
The girl who gave to song
What gold could never buy.

At Beauty’s door of glass,
When Wealth and Wit once stood,
They asked her ‘_which_ might pass?”
She answered, “he, who could.”
With golden key Wealth thought
To pass–but ‘twould not do:
While Wit a diamond brought,
Which cut his bright way through.
So here’s to her, who long
Hath waked the poet’s sigh,
The girl, who gave to song
What gold could never buy.

The love that seeks a home
Where wealth or grandeur shines,
Is like the gloomy gnome,
That dwells in dark gold mines.
But oh! the poet’s love
Can boast a brighter sphere;
Its native home’s above,
Tho’ woman keeps it here.
Then drink to her, who long
Hath waked the poet’s sigh,
The girl, who gave to song
What gold could never buy.

This week’s poem can also be found here.

Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (14MB@64kb), featuring all the different readers for this project.

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