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Lot #606
Thomas Moore

“Like a wizard, by a spell of my own teaching, I was caught”

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“Like a wizard, by a spell of my own teaching, I was caught”

Famed Irish poet and songwriter (1779–1852) best known for such verses as “The Last Rose of Summer” and “Believe Me If All These Endearing Young Charms.” ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7.25, June 14, 1833. Moore writes to artist G. S. Newton. In part: “Thanks, my dear Newton, to Mrs. N. and yourself for the pretty waltz, which I play over often to remind me of that … evening, and those sweet Transatlantic tones, in which ‘Like a wizard, by a spell/Of my own teaching, I was caught….’” Accompanied by the original mailing panel (detached) addressed In Moore’s hand. In good condition, with intersecting folds (horizontal fold just touching top of “M” in “Moore”; a few small separations), a few chips and tears (early reinforcements to reverse), and light soiling and wrinkling. The signature is clear and otherwise unaffected. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #334 - Ended June 18, 2008