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" The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness... "
The Poetical Works of Johnson, Parnell, Gray, and Smollett: With Memoirs ... - Page 200
by Samuel Johnson - 1855 - 254 pages
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Gainsborough's Vision

Amal Asfour, Dr Paul Williamson, Paul Williamson - Art - 1999 - 325 pages
...the churchyard, evoke a scene not dissimilar to that painted by Gainsborough: The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. 82 The strong presence...
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Rereading Russian Poetry

Stephanie Sandler - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 365 pages
...Reading Russian Pastoral 47 Gray's Elegy ELEGY Written in a Country Church Yard. The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering...
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Thomas Gray: A Life

Robert L. Mack - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 718 pages
...the poem's solitary observer among the sights and sounds of a rural church-yard: The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly...ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a...
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Nikolai Zabolotsky: Enigma and Cultural Paradigm

Sarah Pratt - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 316 pages
...Country Churchyard" becomes not just a setting, but a statement about perception. The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering...
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Beauty Like the Night

Liz Carlyle - Fiction - 2000 - 448 pages
...through the dog-eared pages, ceremoniously cleared his throat, and solemnly began: "The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way—" "Och! Nae sa fast, m'lord!" interrupted Old Angus, waving...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - History - 2001 - 344 pages
...—John Milton, November 1637 APPENDIX III Elegy Written in a Country Church- Yard The Curfew tolls the Knell of parting Day, The lowing Herd wind slowly o'er the Lea, The Plow-man homeward plods his weary Way, And leaves the World to Darkness, and to me. Now fades the glimmering...
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Wordsworth in His Major Lyrics: The Art and Psychology of Self-representation

Leon Waldoff - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 180 pages
...present tense ("The curfew tolls the 7. Paul Sheats, The Making of Wordsworth's Poetry, 1 785-1 798, 230. knell of parting day, / The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea"). But they do not figure the speakers presence in such a prominent way. As Mary Jacobus has pointed out,...
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Poems Please! 2nd Edition: Sharing poetry with children

Bill Moore, David Booth - Children's poetry - 2003 - 160 pages
...fiery tail, I saw a blazing comet." The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Thomas Gray This sort of verse is easy to phrase. The difficulty here,...
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The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother

Horace Walpole - Fiction - 2003 - 357 pages
...in a Country Churchyard" (1751). i The curfew tolls the knell of parting day. The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. ?*••; 5 Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And...
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And Now a Few Words From Me: Advertising's Leading Critic Lays Down the Law ...

Bob Garfield - Business & Economics - 2003 - 256 pages
...worst-laid plans. But in the hands of an artist, it can be the stuff of magic. The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. That's the first...
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