Thomas Osbert Mordaunt

British writer

Thomas Osbert Mordaunt (1730–1809) was a British officer and poet.

Quotes edit

  • Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife,
      Throughout the sensual world proclaim,
    One crouded hour of glorious life
      Is worth an age without a name.

Allusions edit

  • "You're a good chap, Barker," said the magistrate. "No, I won't do it again. Who's the fellow who talks of 'one crowded hour of glorious life'? By George! it's too fascinating. I had the time of my life! Talk of fox-hunting! No, I'll never touch it again, for it might get a grip of me."

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