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GRAY'S POEMS ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCH - YARDO o The curfew tolls the knell of parting day , The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea , The ploughman homeward plods his weary way , And leaves the world to darkness and to me .
... constraint To sweeten liberty : Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their little reign , And unknown regions dare descry : Still as they run they look behind , They hear a voice in every wind , And snatch a fearful joy .
Now the rich stream of music winds along , Deep , majestic , smooth , and strong , Through verdant dales , and Ceres ' golden reigno : Now rolling down the steep amain , 10 Headlong , impetuous , see it pour ; The rocks and nodding ...
... Side by side as proudly riding , On her shadow long and gay Lochlino ploughs the watery way ; There the Normano sails afar Catch the winds and join the war : Black and huge along they sweep , Burdens of the angry deep .
Here measured laws and philosophic ease Fix , and improve the polished arts of peace ; There industry and gain their vigils keep , Command the winds , and tame the unwilling deep : Here force and hardy deeds of blood prevail ; There ...
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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