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A tumble - down shed or two , a dumpcart , a few pinched and wintry trees , the litter of a back yard . That's all . There was snow on the roofs and snow on the cart . But those few lines sparkled and crackled with life — which is what ...
Gray would shudder an English shudder to see these shirt sleeves . There are hound dogs around . Lincoln suddenly replaces Hampden . A woman hangs her wash out in the yard where all the world and his wife may see .
Thomas Gray. ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCH YARD na 24 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