Thomas Gray

1716 - 1771

A Quote by Thomas Gray on death

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And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 21.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray

Brushing with hasty steps the dews away, To meet the sun upon the upland lawn.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard. Stanza 25.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on heart

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Dear as the light that visits these sad eyes; Dear as the ruddy drops that warm my heart.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Bard. I. 3, Line 12.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray

Ye distant spires, ye antique towers.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: On a Distant Prospect of Eton College. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on cats, gold, and heart

What female heart can gold despise? What cat 's averse to fish?

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: On the death of a Favourite Cat.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on day and play

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Alas! regardless of their doom, The little victims play; No sense have they of ills to come, Nor care beyond to-day.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: On a Distant Prospect of Eton College. Stanza 6.

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on daughters and power

Daughter of Jove, relentless power, Thou tamer of the human breast, Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour The bad affright, afflict the best!

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: Hymn to Adversity.

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