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Poems by Mr. Gray - Page 137
by Thomas Gray - 1768 - 187 pages
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Poems and Letters

Thomas Gray - 1863 - 415 pages
...deftiny obfcure ; Nor grandeur hear with a difdainful fmile The fhort and fimple annals of the poor. The boaft 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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Favourite English Poems: Thomson to Tennyson, 1700-1860

English poetry - 1863
...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. Await alike th' inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Nor you, ye proud,...
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Lyrical Gleanings from Various Authors

Lyrical gleanings - 1864 - 128 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, Await alike th' inevitable hour — The paths of glory lead but to the grave. Nor you, ye...
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A Mind For Ever Voyaging: Wordsworth at Work Portraying Newton and Science

W. K. Thomas, Warren U. Ober, Warren Ober - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 328 pages
...Thomas Gray did in those lines in his Elegy addressed in particular to Ambition and Grandeur: 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.83 Gray presumably had in mind the pomp-filled proceedings he had witnessed within...
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 500 pages
...as to contrast them. They share life as well as illusions. Death destroys the illusions: "The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, / And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave." But it does not put out the flame of life, which survives, perhaps only in epitaphs and...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 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,...wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike th' inevitable hour: Nor you, ye Proud, impute to These the fault, If Memory o'er their Tomb no Trophies raise, Where through...
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The English Rural Community: Image and Analysis

Brian Short, School of Cultural and Community Studies Brian Short - History - 1992 - 239 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 th'inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave. This version of village life, called...
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Solitude: A Philosophical Encounter

Philip Koch - Philosophy - 1994 - 375 pages
...known, this is the one.") A few lines may serve to give the tone of Gray's pensive solitude: 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. Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear; Full...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 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,...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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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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