Thomas Gray

1716 - 1771

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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A Quote by Thomas Gray on blush

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Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on blush, darkness, and serenity

Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 14.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray

Glance their many-twinkling feet.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Progress of Poesy. I. 3, Line 11.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on life

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Hands that the rod of empire might have sway'd, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 12.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on angels, excess, life, and time

He pass'd the flaming bounds of place and time: The living throne, the sapphire blaze, Where angels tremble while they gaze, He saw; but blasted with excess of light, Closed his eyes in endless night.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Progress of Poesy. III. 2, Line 4.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on joy

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They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: On a Distant Prospect of Eton College. Stanza 4.

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