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The story of Gray's life is a short and simple one , for it was a life of secluded studiousness spent in the companionship of books , art , and nature .
He looked on a lay figure of nature . He had no thronging imaginations which required the vent of verse . He went abroad in search of ideas , and brought ...
But his sensitive nature shrank from publicity , and he sought the more private position of Clerk of the Journals . to prove reer .
In them love of nature , romanticism , naturalness , and spontaneity once more assert themselves , and the Pope - Dryden school was doomed .
His views of nature were drawn from personal observation ; all his readers could remember , or at any time see , those which precisely resembled the ...
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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