5 edition of Elegy wrote in a country church yard (1751) and the Eton College manuscript found in the catalog.
Facsimiles of the 1st edition of 1751 and the manuscriptat Eton College (the Fraser manuscript).
|Statement||William Andrews Clark Memorial Library|
|Publishers||William Andrews Clark Memorial Library|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 108 p. :|
|Number of Pages||44|
|2||Publication / Augustan Reprint Society -- no.31|
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After analyzing the language of the poem, W. relied on a similar setting to the Elegy in his pastoral poem "Love Among the Ruins" which describes the desire for glory and how everything ends in death. Thomas Gray wrote the poem inand R.
The form, quatrains with an ABABwas common to English poetry and used throughout the 16th century. Gray, Thomas: Selected poems of Thomas Gray, Charles Churchill and William Cowper. The 25-year-old Gray found that his blissful years at Eton were already a distant prospect indeed. He claimed that the poem "as the context makes clear", means that "18th-century England had no scholarship system of carriere ouverte aux talents. History [ ] Thomas Gray Gray's life was surrounded by loss and death, and many people that he knew died painfully and alone.
Gray's influence lasted throughout the Victorian and Modern periods. " In 1968, Herbert Starr pointed out that the poem was "frequently referred to, with some truth, as the best known poem in the English language. Edited by Austin Lane Poole.
The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Awaits alike th' inevitable hour.
"An evening contemplation in a college,being a parody on the Elegy in a country church-yard".