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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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Traveling: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry

John Reid - Poetry - 2005 - 151 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. The thoughtless world to Majesty may bow, Exalt the brave, and idolize Success; But more to Innocence...
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A Careful Longing: The Poetics and Problems of Nostalgia

Aaron Santesso - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 221 pages
...the world of the village is less precise, as the famous central stanza shows: 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. (73-76) Here, again, we see Gray's shaping a poetic convention into a trope particularly...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 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. Along the cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Yet ev'n these...
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英国文学学习指南: 英国文学史及选读综合练习

2006 - 501 pages
...鹅由ew 而饱rof 仇lspM 诅 恭" 鼻" 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 flame. Far from the madding crowd' s ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learned to stray;...
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Student Companion to Thomas Hardy

Rosemarie Morgan - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 226 pages
...Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their soher wishes never learn'd to stray; Along the cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. In common with Gray, Hardy has been celebrated for championing oppressed humanity....
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The ABC of Lit Crit

Frank H. Ellis - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 234 pages
...implies dissatisfaction with his own class and milieu. And his scorn of bourgeois art, which heaps "the Shrine of Luxury and Pride / With Incense kindled at the Muse's Flame," supplies further evidence that the Spokesman is a kind of declasse intellectual. Any similarity he...
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Conversation: A History of a Declining Art

Stephen Miller - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006 - 336 pages
...implies that the rude forefathers were lucky to have lived simple rural lives. Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray; Along the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Taken out of context, the stanza...
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Open Secrets: The Literature of Uncounted Experience

Anne-Lise François - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 290 pages
...for example, Gray's lines on the blessedly, coolly selfsufficient villagers — 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. — to Crabbe's resounding call for a truthful depiction of rural poverty "in verse":...
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