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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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The English Master: Or, Student's Guide to Reasoning and Composition ...

William Banks - English language - 1823 - 399 pages
...unpitied, and alone." GRAY. . *. " 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." Ibid. " Gay Hope is theirs, by Fancy fed, Less pleasing when possest...
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Curiosities of literature. (Repr. of the 7th ed.).

Isaac Disraeli - Literature - 1824
...ox In his loose traces from the furrow came, And the swinlct hedger at his supper sat." Gray has, " The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way." Warton has made an observation on this passage in Comus; and observes further that it is a classical...
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The poetical works of Collins, Gray and Beattie: with lord Byron's English ...

William Collins - English poetry - 1824 - 446 pages
...ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCH-YARD. THE Curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herds 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...
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Letters on the Elementary Principles of Education

Elizabeth Hamilton - Education - 1825
...the conceptions she forms from it. Two lines will be a sufficient example : " The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea." The curfew, it is more than probable she has never heard of. Perhaps in some of the Beauties of History,...
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Sequel to the English Reader: Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - Elocution - 1825 - 299 pages
...written in a country church-yard. 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. Now fades the glimm'ring landscape on the sight, And all the air a...
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The Poetical Works

Thomas Gray - Presses, Issues of - 1826 - 134 pages
...LIBRARY A»TOH, LXNOX AN* TILMM rOUNBATlOMB ELEGY, WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD. 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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Elegant Extracts: Book V. Pindaric, Horatian, and other odes ; Book VI ...

English poetry - 1826
...WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCH-YARD. 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. Now fades' the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air...
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The Works of Thomas Gray, Esq

Thomas Gray, William Mason - Poetics - 1827 - 446 pages
...Where melancholy Friendship bends, and weeps. ELEGY IN A COUNTRY 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. • This Epitaph was written at the request of Mr.Frederic Montagu,...
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The Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces: Selected from the Best English ...

William Enfield - Elocution - 1827 - 346 pages
...ELEGY, WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD. THE curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herds 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 glimm'ring landscape on the sight, And all the air a...
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Exercises in Reading and Recitation

Jonathan Barber - Readers, American - 1828 - 251 pages
...GRAY'S ELEGY IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD. Reprinted according to Ike original copy. 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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