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" Awake, /Eolian lyre, awake, And give to rapture all thy trembling strings. From Helicon's harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take ; The laughing flowers, that round them blow, Drink life and fragrance as they flow. Now the rich stream... "
Elegy Written in Country Churchyard and Other Poems - Page 104
by Thomas Gray - 1853 - 186 pages
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Sight & Sound

Frank Mehring - Nature in literature - 2001 - 189 pages
...their green Attire:" Thomas Gray, „Sonnet on the Death of Richard West". Works. Vol. 1. S. 110. 180 .-.The laughing flowers, that round them blow / drink life and fragrance as they flow." Thomas Gray, „The Progress of Poesy". Works. Vol. 1. S. 3. 181 „The season smiles, resigning all...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780

John Richetti - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 945 pages
...'mainstream' - is for Gray both a concept and poetic embodiment, a stream to be seen and heard at once: 'Now rolling down the steep amain, / Headlong, impetuous,...The rocks and nodding groves rebellow to the roar' (lines 10-12). His vision of the great force of poetry (the poem was originally called 'The Power of...
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