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... by William C. Roscoe , in Poems and Essays ; Gray and his School , by Leslie Stephen , in Hours in a Library ; Gray , by James Russell Lowell in Latest Literary Essays and Addresses ; Gray and INTRODUCTION ху Biography and Criticism.
The boast of heraldry , the pomp of power , And all that beauty , all that wealth e'er gave , Awaits alike the inevitable hour :The paths of glory lead but to the grave . 35 Nor you , ye proud , impute to these the fault , If memory ...
ODE ON THE SPRING ° O Lo ! where the rosy - bosomed Hours , Fair Venus ' train , appear , Disclose the long - expecting flowers , And wake the purple year ! 5 The Attic warblero pours her throat , Responsive to 6 GRAY'S POEMS.
35 While some on earnest business bent Their murmuring labors ply ' Gainst graver hours that bring constraint To sweeten liberty : Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their little reign , And unknown regions dare descry : Still ...
O DAUGHTER of Jove , relentless power , Thou tamer of the human breast , Whose iron scourge and torturing hour The bad affright , afflict the best ! 5 Bound in thy adamantine chain , The proud are 12 GRAY'S POEMS Hymn to Adversity.
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review