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He associated no unusual trains of thought , no feelings of peculiar refinement , with the grand and beautiful of nature , while at the same time the strain of his sentiment was pure , manly , and exalted . By addressing himself to 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.
50 Alas ! regardless of their doom The little victims play ; No sense have they of ills to come , Nor care beyond to - day : Yet see , how all around them wait The ministers of human fate , And black Misfortune's baleful train !
... With screaming Horror's funeral cry , Despair , and fell Disease , and ghastly Poverty : 40 Thy form benign , oh goddess , wear , Thy milder influence impart , Thy philosophic train be there To soften , not to wound , my heart .
Labor , and Penury , the racks of Pain , Disease , and Sorrow's weeping train , And Death , sad refuge from the storms of fate ! 45 The fondo complaint , my song , disprove , And justify the laws of Jove . Say , has he given in vain 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