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WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCH-YARD

AND OTHER POEMS

BY

THOMAS GRAY

TOGETHER WITH

THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN

AND OTHER POEMS

BY

WILLIAM COWPER

EDITED, WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES

BY

J. H. CASTLEMAN, A.M.
TEACHER OF ENGLISH AT THE MCKINLEY HIGH SCHOOL

St. Louis, M188OURI

New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

19

BARVARD COLLEGE

JUN 17 1920
LIBRARY

Shapleghyund

COPYRIGHT, 1909,
BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.

Set up and electrotyped. Published September, 1900
Reprinted February, 1911 ; February, 1914; January, 1916.

Nerwood Press
J. S. Cushing Co. - Berwick & Smith Co.

Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

CONTENTS

XX

xxii

GRAY's POEMS :

Elegy Written in a Country Church-yard

Ode on the Spring

Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College.

Hymn to Adversity

Sonnet on the Death of Richard West

Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat

The Progress of Poesy

The Bard

The Fatal Sisters

The Descent of Odin

The Triumphs of Owen

The Death of Hoel

Caradoc

Conan.

Sketch of his own Character

William Shakespeare

Song

A Long Story

Ode on the Pleasure arising from Vicissitude

The Alliance of Education and Government

Ode for Music

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14

15

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22

28

31

35

36

37

38

38

39

40

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53

SCOOTER OS GOOD

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