Thomas Gray
Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray

Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray

The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day,The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,The plowman homeward plods his weary way,And leaves the world to darkness and to me.Now fades ...

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Sonnet On The Death Of Mr Richard West by Thomas Gray

Sonnet On The Death Of Mr Richard West by Thomas Gray

In vain to me the smiling mornings shine,And redd'ning Phoebus lifts his golden fire:The birds in vain their amorous descant join;Or cheerful fields resume their green ...

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Ode On The Death Of A Favourite Cat Drowned In A Tub Of Goldfishes by Thomas Gray

Ode On The Death Of A Favourite Cat Drowned In A Tub Of Goldfishes by Thomas Gray

'Twas on a lofty vase's side, Where China's gayest art had dy'd The azure flow'rs that blow; Demurest of the tabby kind, The pensive Selima, reclin'd, ...

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Ode On The Pleasure Arising From Vicissitude by Thomas Gray

Ode On The Pleasure Arising From Vicissitude by Thomas Gray

Now the golden Morn aloft Waves her dew-bespangled wing, With vermeil cheek, and whisper soft She woos the tardy Spring: Till April starts, and calls around ...

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The Fatal Sisters by Thomas Gray

The Fatal Sisters by Thomas Gray

Now the storm begins to lower,(Haste, the loom of Hell prepares!)Iron-sleet of arrowy showerHurtles in the darkened air. Glittering lances are the loom,Where the dusky warp we ...

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Ode On A Distant Prospect Of Eton College by Thomas Gray

Ode On A Distant Prospect Of Eton College by Thomas Gray

Ye distant spires, ye antique towers,That crown the watry glade,Where grateful ScienceÊ still adoresHer Henry'sÊ holy shade;And yeÊ that from the stately browOf Windsor's height ...

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Ode On The Spring by Thomas Gray

Ode On The Spring by Thomas Gray

Lo! where the rosy-bosom'd Hours, Fair Venus' train appear, Disclose the long-expecting flowers, And wake the purple year! The Attic warbler pours her ...

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If I Should Die by Thomas Gray

If I Should Die by Thomas Gray

If I should die and leave youBe not like the others, quick undoneWho keep long vigils by the silentdust and weep.For my sake turn to life and smileNerving thy heart and ...

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On The Death Of Richard West by Thomas Gray

On The Death Of Richard West by Thomas Gray

1 In vain to me the smiling Mornings shine,2 And reddening Phœbus lifts his golden fire;3 The birds in vain their amorous descant join;4 Or cheerful fields ...

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Epitaph On A Child by Thomas Gray

Epitaph On A Child by Thomas Gray

Here, freed from pain, secure from misery, liesA child, the darling of his parents' eyes:A gentler lamb n'er sported on the plain,A fairer flower will never bloom again:Few were ...

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The Bard by Thomas Gray

The Bard by Thomas Gray

'Ruin seize thee, ruthless King!Confusion on thy banners wait,Tho' fanned by Conquest's crimson wingThey mock the air with idle state.Helm, nor Hauberk's twisted mail,Nor even thy ...

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The Curse Upon Edward by Thomas Gray

The Curse Upon Edward by Thomas Gray

WEAVE the warp, and weave the woof,The winding-sheet of Edward's race. Give ample room, and verge enoughThe characters of hell to trace.Mark the year, and mark the night,When ...

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Hymn To Adversity by Thomas Gray

Hymn To Adversity by Thomas Gray

Daughter of Jove, relentless Power,Thou tamer of the human breast,Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hourThe Bad affright, afflict the Best!Bound in thy adamantine chainThe Proud ...

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The Progress Of Poesy by Thomas Gray

The Progress Of Poesy by Thomas Gray

Awake, Aeolian lyre, awake,And give to rapture all thy trembling strings.From Helicon's harmonious springsA thousand rills their mazy progress take:The laughing flowers that round ...

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