Thomas Gray

1716 - 1771

A Quote by Thomas Gray on glory, soul, and vision

Visions of glory, spare my aching sight! Ye unborn ages, crowd not on my soul!

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Bard. III. 1, Line 11.

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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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A Quote by Thomas Gray on hell

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Weave the warp, and weave the woof, The winding-sheet of Edward's race. Give ample room and verge enough The characters of hell to trace.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Bard. II. 1, Line 1.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray

And weep the more, because I weep in vain.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Sonnet. On the Death of Mr. West.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on books and chance

Any fool may write a most valuable book by chance, if he will only tell us what he heard and saw with veracity.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Letter to Walpole, 25 Feb. 1768

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on nature

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E'en from the tomb the voice of nature cries, E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 23.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on rudeness and sleep

Each in his narrow cell forever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 4.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on learning, life, and wishes

Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray; Along the cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 19.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on anxiety, cheerfulness, day, and resignation

For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind?

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 22.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on sympathy

The social smile, the sympathetic tear.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Education and Government.

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