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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 ...
The “ Ode on the Spring , ' " “ Sonnet on the Death of Richard West ” ( West died on June 1 ) , “ Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College , ” and “ Hymn to Adversity ” all belong to this period , besides the opening stanzas of the ...
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.
5 The Attic warblero pours her throat , Responsive to the cuckoo's note , The untaught harmony of spring : While , whispering pleasure as they fly , Cool Zephyrs through the clear blue sky Their gathered fragrance fling .
Thy joys no glittering female meets , No hive hast thou of hoarded sweets , No painted plumage to display : On hasty wings thy youth is flown ; Thy sun is set , thy spring is goneo We frolic while ' tis May .
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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