The Curse Upon Edward By Thomas Gray

The Curse Upon Edward WEAVE the warp, and weave the woof, The winding-sheet of Edward’s race. Give ample room, and verge enough The characters of…

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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 ‘Twas on a lofty vase’s side, Where China’s gayest art had…

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Ode On The Pleasure Arising From Vicissitude By Thomas Gray

Ode On The Pleasure Arising From Vicissitude Now the golden Morn aloft Waves her dew-bespangled wing, With vermeil cheek, and whisper soft She woos the…

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Hymn To Adversity By Thomas Gray

Hymn To Adversity Daughter of Jove, relentless Power, Thou tamer of the human breast, Whose iron scourge and tort’ring hour The Bad affright, afflict the…

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The Fatal Sisters By Thomas Gray

The Fatal Sisters Now the storm begins to lower, (Haste, the loom of Hell prepares!) Iron-sleet of arrowy shower Hurtles in the darkened air. Glittering…

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Ode On A Distant Prospect Of Eton College By Thomas Gray

Ode On A Distant Prospect Of Eton College Ye distant spires, ye antique towers, That crown the watry glade, Where grateful ScienceÊ still adores Her…

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The Progress Of Poesy By Thomas Gray

The Progress Of Poesy Awake, Aeolian lyre, awake, And give to rapture all thy trembling strings. From Helicon’s harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy…

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Epitaph On A Child By Thomas Gray

Epitaph On A Child Here, freed from pain, secure from misery, lies A child, the darling of his parents’ eyes: A gentler lamb n’er sported…

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Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard By Thomas Gray

Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o’er the lea, The plowman homeward…

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If I Should Die By Thomas Gray

If I Should Die If I should die and leave you Be not like the others, quick undone Who keep long vigils by the silent…

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Ode On The Spring By Thomas Gray

Ode On The Spring Lo! where the rosy-bosom’d Hours, Fair Venus’ train appear, Disclose the long-expecting flowers, And wake the purple year! The Attic warbler…

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The Bard By Thomas Gray

The Bard ‘Ruin seize thee, ruthless King! Confusion on thy banners wait, Tho’ fanned by Conquest’s crimson wing They mock the air with idle state….

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On The Death Of Richard West By Thomas Gray

On The Death Of Richard West 1 In vain to me the smiling Mornings shine, 2 And reddening Phœbus lifts his golden fire; 3 The…

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Sonnet On The Death Of Mr Richard West By Thomas Gray

Sonnet On The Death Of Mr Richard West In vain to me the smiling mornings shine, And redd’ning Phoebus lifts his golden fire: The birds…

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Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard – Thomas Gray

The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o’er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves…

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