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Wolfe alone , bending to the officers near him , broke the stillness , repeating stanzas of Gray's Elegy . What stanzas we do not know . One was , 6. The boast of heraldry , the pomp of power , And all that beauty , all that wealth e'er ...
I prefer to repeat no other terms of eulogy than those of Dr. Johnson himself . His words are , “ In the character of the Elegy I rejoice to concur with the common reader ; for by the common sense of readers , uncorrupted with literary ...
We are told that he was heard to repeat , somewhat indistinctly , the words , Poet , poetry , – Gray , Gray . ' His son repeated the first line of the Elegy , 1 23694 • The curfew tolls the knell of parting day .
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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