John Howard Payne

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John Howard Payne

John Howard Payne (9 June 179110 April 1852) was an American actor, playwright, author and statesman. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home Sweet Home", a song he wrote in 1822.

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  • 'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
    Be it ever so humble, there 's no place like home;
    A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there,
    Which sought through the world is ne'er met with elsewhere.
    • Home, Sweet Home (1822), from the opera of "Clari, the Maid of Milan", reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Home is home, though it be never so homely", John Clarke, Paræmiologia, p. 101. (1639).
  • An exile from home splendour dazzles in vain,
    Oh give me my lowly thatched cottage again;
    The birds singing gayly, that came at my call,
    Give me them, and that peace of mind dearer than all.
    • Home, Sweet Home (1822), from the opera of "Clari, the Maid of Milan", reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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