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" The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike th "
Poems by Mr. Gray - Page 137
by Thomas Gray - 1768 - 187 pages
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Anatomy of what We Value Most

William Gerber - Philosophy - 1997 - 225 pages
...Country Church Yard" provides this insight: (752) The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike th' inevitable hour. In a one-liner, Robert Louis Stevenson noted: (753) "Old and young, we are all on our last cruise."...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...obscure; Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast have a little Boat, Shaped like the crescent- moon....'She Was a Phantom of Delight' She was a phantom of but to the grave. 4292 Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Can storied urn or animated bust Back...
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The Language of Poetry

John McRae - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 156 pages
...obscure; Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty,...alike th' inevitable hour, The paths of glory lead but to the grave. I Notice that the rhyme need not be exact - 'obscure'/'poor'. Would you say these...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty,...alike th' inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Nor you, ye Proud, impute to these the fault, If Mem'ry o'er their tomb no trophies...
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Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, Tremper Longman III - Religion - 2010 - 1079 pages
...obstacle, but in death they meet their match. As the eighteenth-century poet Thomas Gray wrote, "The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike the inevitable hour; The paths of glory lead but to the grave" (Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - Reference - 1999 - 1136 pages
...obscure; Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike lh' inevitable hour, The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Kleifíl Written in « Coimfrií Churchyard...
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Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy - Fiction - 1999 - 520 pages
...104-5.] Let not ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike th' inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Nor you, ye proud,...
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Rereading Russian Poetry

Stephanie Sandler - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 365 pages
...obscure; 30 Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, ^ fe "S: • Awaits alike th' inevitable hour. 3 5 The paths of glory lead but to the grave....
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The Company of the Creative: A Christian Reader's Guide to Great Literature ...

David L. Larsen - Religion - 639 pages
...of redemption with Pope's earthbound, cheerless perspective. 7.2.4 GRAY, LONELY MEDITATOR The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike th' inevitable hour: — The paths of glory lead but to the grave. — Thomas...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - History - 2001 - 344 pages
...obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful Smile, The short and simple Annals of the Poor. The Boast of Heraldry, the Pomp of Pow'r, And all that Beauty,...alike th' inevitable Hour. The Paths of Glory lead but to the Grave. Nor you, ye Proud, impute to These the fault, If Mem'ry o'er their Tomb no Trophies...
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