Man's feeble race what ills await ! . Labour, and Penury, the racks of Pain, Disease, and Sorrow's weeping train, And Death, sad refuge from the storms of fate ! The fond complaint, my song, disprove, And justify the laws of Jove. Poems by Mr. Gray - Page 61by Thomas Gray - 1768 - 187 pagesFull view
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...the reader to consider both the potential and the actual role of music and 'poesy' in human society: Man's feeble race what ills await, Labour, and penury, the racks of pain, Disease, and sorrow's weeping train, And death, sad refuge from the storms of fate! The fond complaint,...