Thomas Gray

1716 - 1771

A Quote by Thomas Gray on fatherhood, god, hope, and merit

No further seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode (There they alike in trembling hope repose), The bosom of his Father and his God.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Epitaph.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on eternity and lies

Now as the Paradisiacal pleasures of the Mahometans consist in playing upon the flute and lying with Houris, be mine to read eternal new romances of Marivaux and Crebillon.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: To Mr. West. Letter iv. Third Series.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on desires and love

O'er her warm cheek and rising bosom move The bloom of young Desire and purple light of Love.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Progress of Poesy. I. 3, Line 16.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on praise

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Where through the long-drawn aisle and fretted vault, The pealing anthem swells the note of praise.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 10.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on science

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While bright-eyed Science watches round.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Ode for Music. Chorus. Line 3.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on friendship, heaven, sincerity, soul, and wishes

Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere, Heaven did a recompense as largely send: He gave to mis'ry (all he had) a tear, He gained from Heav'n ('t was all he wish'd) a friend.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Epitaph.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray

Loose his beard, and hoary hair Stream'd like a meteor to the troubled air.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Bard. I. 2, Line 5.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on mankind and mercy

Forbade to wade through slaughter to a throne, And shut the gates of mercy on mankind.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 17.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on progress

From Helicon's harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Progress of Poesy. I. 1, Line 3.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on day, health, heaven, peace, and wealth

From toil he wins his spirits light, From busy day the peaceful night; Rich, from the very want of wealth, In heaven's best treasures, peace and health.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Ode on the Pleasure arising from Vicissitude. Line 93.

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