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" Forbade to wade through slaughter to a throne, And shut the gates of mercy on mankind, The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, Or heap the shrine of Luxury and Pride With incense kindled at the Muse's... "
Poetic gems: partly original; but chiefly selected from the best authors: by ... - Page 110
by Samuel BLACKBURN - 1833 - 240 pages
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Thomas Hardy and Paradoxes of Love

Hillel Matthew Daleski - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 222 pages
...continuing to evoke "pastoral affairs" (74), has a decidedly ironic dimension: Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife Their sober wishes never learn'd...cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. The narrative may be located in a sequestered vale of life, but the wishes of its...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...shut the gates of mercy on mankind, The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, Or heap the shrine of...flame. Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife. Their sober wishes never learned to stray; Along the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless...
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Rereading Russian Poetry

Stephanie Sandler - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 365 pages
...mankind, The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, 70 Or heap the shrine of Luxury and Pride With incense kindled at the Muse's flame. Along the cool sequester'd vale of life 75 They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Yet ev'n these...
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Thomas Gray: A Life

Robert L. Mack - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 718 pages
...shut the gates of mercy on mankind, The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, Or heap the shrine of...and Pride With incense kindled at the Muse's flame. (PTG 12.7-30) The resignation of Gray's speaker in the face of such seeming 'inequities' lies at the...
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A Sherwood Bonner Sampler, 1869-1884: What a Bright, Educated, Witty, Lively ...

Katherine Sherwood Bonner McDowell - History - 2000 - 451 pages
...CVfliW/(1874) and the earlier "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," by Thomas Gray: "Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife / Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray; / Along the cool sequester'd vail of life / They kept the noiseless tenor of their way" (st. 19). 4. Matthew 23:24: Jesus, lecturing...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - History - 2001 - 344 pages
...shut the Gates of Mercy on Mankind, The struggling Pangs of conscious Truth to hide, To quench the Blushes of ingenuous Shame, Or heap the Shrine of...Flame. Far from the madding Crowd's ignoble Strife, Their sober Wishes never learn 'd to stray; Along the cool sequester'd Vale of Life They kept the noiseless...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 298 pages
...The gentleman-poet moralizes about the lives of poor laborers he did not know: Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn'd...cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. (lines 73-76) But the laborers turn the tables on him, viewing him as a man who...
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Awatere: A Soldier's Story

Arapeta Awatere - Maori (New Zealand people) - 2003 - 498 pages
...weather, and its people! Thomas Gray portrayed the feeling of the place when he said: Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn'd...cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. ' Most of the land was owned by the Maaori population; some of it was leased to...
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The Narratological Analysis of Lyric Poetry: Studies in English Poetry from ...

Peter Hühn, Jens Kiefer - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 259 pages
...shut the gates of mercy on mankind, THE struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, 70 To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, Or heap the shrine of...flame. FAR from the madding crowd's ignoble strife Their sober wishes never learned to stray; 75 Along the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the...
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Songs of Ourselves

Cambridge International Examinations - Education - 2005 - 265 pages
...shut the gates of mercy on mankind, The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide, To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, Or heap the shrine of...and Pride With incense kindled at the Muse's flame. pregnant with] full of, inspired by rod] sceptre waked] brought into life desert] deserted Hampden...
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