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" Tis folly to be wise. HYMN TO ADVERSITY DAUGHTER of Jove, relentless power, Thou tamer of the human breast, Whose iron scourge and torturing hour The bad affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain The proud are taught to taste of pain,... "
Poems by Mr. Gray - Page 52
by Thomas Gray - 1768 - 187 pages
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The Works of Thomas Gray: In Prose and Verse, Volume 1

Thomas Gray - 1884 - 4 pages
...before, unpitied and alone.1 When first thy Sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling Child, design'd, To thee he gave the heav'nly Birth, And bad to form her infant mind Stern rugged Nurse ! thy rigid lore With patience many a year she bore : What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know,...
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Gray: Selected Poems

Thomas Gray - Book jackets - 1885 - 132 pages
...affright, afflict the Best! Bound in thy adamantine chain, 5 The Proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple Tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy Sire to send on earth, Virtue, his darling Child, design'd, 10 To thee he gave the heav'nly...
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Red-letter Poems by English Men and Women

Thomas Young Crowell - English poetry - 1885 - 648 pages
...affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain. The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, To thee he gave the heav'nly birth,...
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The Poems of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1886 - 167 pages
...affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain, The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, Stern, rugged nurse ! thy rigid...
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Gray's Poems

Thomas Gray - 1891 - 148 pages
...before, unpitied and alone. When first thy Sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling Child, designed, 10 To thee he gave the heav'nly Birth, And bad to form her infant mind. Stern rugged Nurse ! thy rigid lore With patience many a year she bore ; What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know,...
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Gray's Poems: Ed. with Introd. & Notes

Thomas Gray - 1891 - 148 pages
...Bad affright, afflict the Best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain The Proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple Tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy Sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling Child, designed, 10 ToTHee-ie gave the heav'nly...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray: English and Latin

Thomas Gray - 1891 - 319 pages
...bad affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. 8 When first thy Sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, designed, To thee he gave the heavenly...
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The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopędia of Universal Authorship ...

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon - Literature - 1893
...affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain. The proud are taught to taste nf pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling child, design'd, To thee he gave the heav'uly birth,...
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Selections from the Poetry and Prose of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1894 - 179 pages
...before, unpitied and alone. When first thy Sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling Child, design'd, 1° To thee he gave the heav'nly Birth, And bad to form her infant mind. Stern rugged Nurse ! thy rigid lore With patience many a year she bore : What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know,...
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Selections from the Poetry and Prose of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - English literature - 1894 - 179 pages
...affright, afflict the Best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain 5 The Proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple Tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone. When first thy Sire to send on earth Virtue, his darling Child, design'd, 1° To thee he gave the heav'nly...
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