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Some editors think they refer to the epitaph cut on the stone, though no such interpretation is really necessary. In the concluding 'rejected' stanzas of the first version of the Elegy the classical praise of retirement is successfully blended with the Christian consolation that this world is nothing but vanity and that comfort for the afflicted will come in the next, although G.'s handling of the religious theme is very restrained. Or Young (quoted by Mitford without ref. 107.1-7 'Now ... forlorn,] "Now woeful wan, he droop'd, [...]" R. Lonsdale, 1969. Starr/J.R. ". clarus, clear. Whether about animals, family life, or goofy people, they're all guaranteed to crack a smile. 1898]. The other main fact in support of 1742 is that that year was by far the most creative of G.'s life: but there must obviously be a limit to this kind of argument, and it may be hard to believe that, in addition to the Ode on Spring, the Sonnet on West, the Eton Ode, the Ode to Adversity and the fragmentary Hymn to Ignorance, G. also found time and creative energy to write very much of the Elegy. Young, Criticism on the Elegy (1783) p. 85, cites Pope, Dying Christian to his Soul 3: 'Trembling, hoping, ling'ring, flying'.". Like one who has had a limb removed, you constantly reach for the phantom lover. If you behold the Magazine of Magazines in the light that I do, you will not refuse to give yourself this trouble on my account, which you have taken of your own accord before now. [...]" R. Lonsdale, 1969. He finished it at Stoke on the 12th of June 1750. ". 1891]. Johnson's definitions confirm that G.'s meaning was close to the Latin ingenuus: natural, or noble ('Freeborn; not of servile extraction' - Johnson) or, combining these senses, innately noble or honourable. Cp. 72.1 With] "Burn. - Original MS. [Mason [...]" J. Bradshaw, 1903 [1st ed. 109.3 I] "we Fraser MS." D.C. Tovey, 1922 [1st ed. : 98.1-10 'Oft ... dawn] "Fairfax's Tasso XIV lxxix 4 [...]" R. Lonsdale, 1969. lawn.] 66.2 growing] "struggling Eton, with growing [...]" R. Lonsdale, 1969. "Mitford quotes Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici, section xiii (verse): ''Rich with the spoils of nature.''". Hendrickson, 1966. 65.2 lot] "Fate in Fraser MS. with [...]" D.C. Tovey, 1922 [1st ed. 13.5-6 that yew-tree's] "The yew-tree under which Gray [...]" J. Bradshaw, 1903 [1st ed. Everything you wanted to know about Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard (and lots more besides). Verses Written With A Pencil Over the Chimney-piece in the Parlour of the Inn at Kenmore, Taymouth. 'With equal steps the [...]" R. Lonsdale, 1969. Milton's expression, [...]" J. Bradshaw, 1903 [1st ed. "This is the correct reading, as, though winds occur in the first printed edition (1751), wind is what Gray has in the MS. copies and in the first edition of his Poems (1768), as well as in all reprints of the ''Elegy'' approved by him. He may have felt obliged to do so publicly as a result of Norton Nicholls's discovery of the debt: see Corresp iii 1297. ''This,'' said he, ''shall be its future motto.'' Cf. Lost, vii. 47.4 rod] "Reins C[ommonplace] B[ook], E[ton College [...]" H.W. No stonecutter is actually mentioned (only a female Muse) and it is unlikely that 'these lines' (l. 94) can refer back as far as l. 79. 1891]. Starr/J.R. Hendrickson, 1966. "Fairfax's Tasso XIV lxxix 4 and XIX lxvi 3: 'by Peep of springing Day'; and Milton, Comus 139-40: 'Morn ... / From her cabin'd loop hole peep'. Cf. "And buried ashes glow with social fires. the Dirge begins.' At 19 years old she wrote a poem, 'My Country', the second verse of which is perhaps the best known stanza in Australian poetry. by April 1751. 1898]. G.'s Pindaric Odes of the 1750s were to show his continuing preoccupation with the subject of the function of poetry in society: for all his assertions of its value, the deliberate obscurity of the poems themselves betrays G.'s own conviction that poetry could not and perhaps should not any longer attempt to communicate with society as a whole. After various appearances in the sale-room in the nineteenth century it was bequeathed by Sir William Fraser in 1898 to Eton College. also Cowley, translation of Horace, Odes III i 15-16, 21: 'Beauty, and strength, and wit, and wealth, and pow'r, / Have their short flourishing hour / ... / Alas! "Cp. 1898]. 114.2 through] "thro with by written above, [...]" H.W. Poole/L. Once again, this evidence cannot be decisive and, although G.'s treatment of the theme is clearer in the Elegy than in Education and Government, it would be impossible to demonstrate from this fact which poem came first. His tact and unobtrusiveness are all the more marked when his poem is compared with the emotional, even melodramatic, effects to which the other 'graveyard' practitioners - Young, Blair and Hervey - are prepared to resort when handling the same themes. 18.3 twittering] "A frequent epithet for the [...]" R. Lonsdale, 1969. "Annals of the Poor, a [...]" D.C. Tovey, 1922 [1st ed. "See G[ray]. " ''I rather wonder that [...]" D.C. Tovey, 1922 [1st ed. "Now woeful [above drooping] wan, he droop'd, as one forlorn E[ton College MS.].". Littre, however, traces the heraldic term to the same origin as fleche, an arrow. "dying Gray's first thought, as recorded by Norton Nicholls ('changed ... to avoid the concetto').". poor.] Cp. Horace's description of iustum [...]" R. Lonsdale, 1969. 's Commonplace Book (ii 617-18). The lack of social function so apparent in English poetry of the mid- and late eighteenth-century is constantly betrayed by its search for inspiration in the past. 1898]. "Cp. Cf. 16.6 hamlet] "Village Eton, deleted." "Forgive, ye proud, th' involuntary fault, / If Memory to these no trophies raise. The curfew tolls the knell of parting day. I understand that you will display my submission on your website. also Dryden, Aeneid i 213-4: 'As when in Tumults rise th'ignoble Crowd, / Mad are their Motions, and their Tongues are loud', and xii 1359: ''tis mean ignoble Strife'; Dart, Westminster Abbey I viii (see ll. 7.7 droning] "drony F[oulis ed., 1768]." yesterday I had the Misfortune of receiving a Letter from certain Gentlemen (as their Bookseller expresses it) who have taken the Magazine of Magazines into their Hands, they tell me, that an ingenious Poem, call'd, Reflections in a Country-Churchyard, has been communicated to them, wch they are printing forthwith: that they are inform'd, that the excellent Author of it is I by name, & that they beg not only his Indulgence, but the Honor of his Correspondence, &c: as I am not at all disposed to be either so indulgent, or so correspondent, as they desire; I have but one bad Way left to escape the Honour they would inflict upon me. Hendrickson, 1966. 37.1 - 38.8 Nor ... raise,] "Forgive, ye proud, th' involuntary [...]" J. Bradshaw, 1903 [1st ed. R. Lonsdale, 1969. 156), Brit. 1898]. "Village struck through by Gray and Hamlet written over it in Fraser MS.". 3, 1751, and notes in my edition of the letters; the punctuation is perhaps not quite exact; and in stanza 7, l. 3 [see textual note], the word 'they' is twice repeated. - Egerton MS." E. Gosse, 1884. Cp. In this form the Elegy is a well-constructed poem, in some ways more balanced and lucid than in its final version. / His manners greatly plain; a noble grace, / Self-taught, beyond the reach of mimic art, / Adorn'd him: his calmer temper winning mild; / Nor pity softer, nor was truth more bright. by.] "Completed at Stoke Poges in June 1750. Starr/J.R. 29.6 useful] "Fraser MS. suggests in margin [...]" D.C. Tovey, 1922 [1st ed. 87.4-8 precincts ... day,] "Gray probably took this expression [...]" J. Bradshaw, 1903 [1st ed. 159].". 115.9 lay,] "lay is used for the [...]" J. Bradshaw, 1903 [1st ed. It is always near at hand, sometimes it breaks in; and the sense of this prevents the security one enjoys with truly classic work... 123.1-9 He ... tear,] "See G[ray]. 295.". 1926]. ''The Elegy appeared on the 16th of February 1751 in a quarto pamphlet with the following Title-page. - Egerton MS." J. Bradshaw, 1903 [1st ed. 46.4-7 pregnant ... fire;] "Full of heaven-sent inspiration; cf. Burns Country is proud to publish the complete works of Robert Burns, with integrated glossary translation into several languages. Hendrickson, 1966. Mitford's transcript of Walpole's letter of 1 Dec. 1773 provides the only text and Garrod argued that in making his copy of it Mitford had misread Walpole's '72' for '12'. 1891]. 'The poor people were always buried in the church-yard, the rich inside the church.' flame.] 46.4-7 pregnant ... fire;] "Divinely inspired." 72. 62.1-8 The ... despise,] "As Sir Thomas More, Sir [...]" D.C. Tovey, 1922 [1st ed. - Egerton MS." J. Bradshaw, 1903 [1st ed. also Dryden, Threnodia Augustalis 114-5: 'Once more the fleeting Soul came back / T'inspire the mortal Frame.'". H.W. Starr/J.R. 8.1 And] "Or Fraser and Pembroke [...]" D.C. Tovey, 1922 [1st ed. Title/Paratext] "Mason states that Gray originally [...]" D.C. Tovey, 1922 [1st ed. 1898]. Hendrickson, 1966. - Mason MS." E. Gosse, 1884. ---There was some precision required as to the rhyme of 'toil,' as Steele shows in the Tatler no. 35.1 Awaits] "''Hour'' is the subject, not [...]" W. Lyon Phelps, 1894. The is omitted in C[ommonplace] B[ook] and Wh[arton MS.], and The Epitaph is written in the margin of E[ton College MS.].". might she stay ...'". Or Flattery soothe the dull cold ear of Death? Garrod's argument is hardly tenable. - Original MS. [Mason [...]" J. Bradshaw, 1903 [1st ed. 'Though wondering senates hung on all he spoke.' "ancient Eton; aged Commonplace Book, with ancient deleted. Hind and the Panther 305; Ovid's Metamorphoses i 1055; and Aeneid x 970; but by 'rage' he meant anger. (Mason.) We have SIX pages of love poems, this page and the following five others. "This line, which soon became proverbial, was certainly not descriptive of Gray after the Elegy was published.". 45.1 - 51.6 Perhaps ... rage,] "For the thought from ll. Breezy [... ] '' J. Crofts, 1948 [ 1st ed we. Revised version of these lines are very reminiscent of a broken heart '. `` be very.! Echoed phrases can be clarified if country poems for her two versions are examined in turn villagers was mere.... Or learning in general, described as 'fair ' because conceived by G [ ray ] ``! Copy to Walpole ( T & W, Appendix I, pp 'Once more the blazing hearth shall.... 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