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REASONS FOR DRINKING.
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Thomas Moore said: " Assuredly, had Morris written much that at all approached the following verse of his < Eeasons for Drinking/ few would have equalled him either in fancy or in that lighter kind of pathos which comes, as in this instance, Uke a few melancholy notes in the middle of a gay air, throwing a soft and passing shade over mirth." Captain Morris died at Brockham Lodge, Dorking, in 1838. He had married the widow of Sir Wilham Stanhope, and after his death she published four volumes of his poems.
The music of his " Reasons for Drinking" was composed by Charles Dibdln.








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