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Thomas Gray quotes: Where once my careless childhood strayed, / A stranger yet to pain. Where once my careless childhood strayed, / A stranger yet to pain.
Thomas Gray quotes: And hie him home, at evening's close, To sweet repast and calm repose. And hie him home, at evening's close, To sweet repast and calm repose.
Thomas Gray quotes: Not all that tempts your wandering eyes And heedless hearts, is lawful prize; Nor all that glisters gold. Not all that tempts your wandering eyes
And heedless hearts, is lawful prize;
Nor all that glisters gold.
Thomas Gray quotes: Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today. Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today.
Thomas Gray quotes: Dear as the light that visits these sad eyes,Dear as the ruddy drops that warm my heart. Dear as the light that visits these sad eyes,
Dear as the ruddy drops that warm my heart.
Thomas Gray quotes: Beyond the limits of a vulgar fate, Beneath the good how far,-but far above the great. Beyond the limits of a vulgar fate, Beneath the good how far,-but far above the great.
Thomas Gray quotes: T'was Spring, t'was Summer, all was gay Now Autumn bears a cloud brow The flowers of Spring are swept way And Summer fruits desert the bough T'was Spring, t'was Summer, all was gay Now Autumn bears a cloud brow The flowers of Spring are swept way And Summer fruits desert the bough
Thomas Gray quotes: A FLOWER THAT SMILES TODAY , TOMORROW DIES. ALL THAT WE WISH TO STAY, TEMPTS AND THEN FILES A FLOWER THAT SMILES TODAY , TOMORROW DIES. ALL THAT WE WISH TO STAY, TEMPTS AND THEN FILES
Thomas Gray quotes: Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed,Less pleasing when possest;The tear forgot as soon as shed,The sunshine of the breast. Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed,
Less pleasing when possest;
The tear forgot as soon as shed,
The sunshine of the breast.
Thomas Gray quotes: Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune. Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.
Thomas Gray quotes: Hell is full of good intentions. Hell is full of good intentions.
Thomas Gray quotes: From Helicon's harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take. From Helicon's harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take.
Thomas Gray quotes: A fav'rite has no friend! A fav'rite has no friend!
Thomas Gray quotes: Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife. Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife.
Thomas Gray quotes: Each in his narrow cell forever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. Each in his narrow cell forever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Thomas Gray quotes: How low, how little are the proud, How indigent the great! How low, how little are the proud, How indigent the great!
Thomas Gray quotes: Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
Thomas Gray quotes: Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear. Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear.
Thomas Gray quotes: Chill penury repress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul. Chill penury repress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul.
Thomas Gray quotes: Ye towers of Julius, London's lasting shame, With many a foul and midnight murder fed. Ye towers of Julius, London's lasting shame, With many a foul and midnight murder fed.
Thomas Gray quotes: 'Tis folly to be wise. 'Tis folly to be wise.
Thomas Gray quotes: And weep the more, because I weep in vain. And weep the more, because I weep in vain.
Thomas Gray quotes: Can honor's voice provoke the silent dust, or flattery soothe the dull, cold ear of death? Can honor's voice provoke the silent dust, or flattery soothe the dull, cold ear of death?
Thomas Gray quotes: Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their little reign, And unknown regions date descry. Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their little reign, And unknown regions date descry.
Thomas Gray quotes: Any fool may write a most valuable book by chance, if he will only tell us what he heard and saw with veracity. Any fool may write a most valuable book by chance, if he will only tell us what he heard and saw with veracity.
Thomas Gray quotes: Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the poor. Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the poor.
Thomas Gray quotes: Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms. Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.
Thomas Gray quotes: We frolic while 'tis May. We frolic while 'tis May.
Thomas Gray quotes: What female heart can gold despise? What cat 's averse to fish? What female heart can gold despise? What cat 's averse to fish?
Thomas Gray quotes: O'er her warm cheek, and rising bosom, moveThe bloom of young Desire and purple light of love. O'er her warm cheek, and rising bosom, move
The bloom of young Desire and purple light of love.
Thomas Gray quotes: The insect-youth are on the wing,Eager to taste the honied spring,And float amid the liquid noon! The insect-youth are on the wing,
Eager to taste the honied spring,
And float amid the liquid noon!
Thomas Gray quotes: One principal characteristic of vice in the present age is the contempt of fame. One principal characteristic of vice in the present age is the contempt of fame.
Thomas Gray quotes: To each his suff'rings: all are men, / Condemn'd alike to groan, / The tender for another's pain; / Th' unfeeling for his own. To each his suff'rings: all are men, / Condemn'd alike to groan, / The tender for another's pain; / Th' unfeeling for his own.
Thomas Gray quotes: Her track, where'er the goddess roves, Glory pursue, and gen'rous shame, Th' unconquerable mind, and freedom's holy flame. Her track, where'er the goddess roves, Glory pursue, and gen'rous shame, Th' unconquerable mind, and freedom's holy flame.
Thomas Gray quotes: I shall be but a shrimp of an author. I shall be but a shrimp of an author.
Thomas Gray quotes: Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations. Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
Thomas Gray quotes: The meanest flowret of the vale, / The simplest note that swells the gale, / The common sun, the air, and skies, / To him are opening paradise. The meanest flowret of the vale, / The simplest note that swells the gale, / The common sun, the air, and skies, / To him are opening paradise.
Thomas Gray quotes: They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy. They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy.
Thomas Gray quotes: Sorrow's faded form, and solitude behind. Sorrow's faded form, and solitude behind.
Thomas Gray quotes: To brisk notes in cadence beating, glance their many-twinkling feet. To brisk notes in cadence beating, glance their many-twinkling feet.
Thomas Gray quotes: Low on his funeral couch he lies! Low on his funeral couch he lies!
Thomas Gray quotes: Along the cool sequestered vale of life,They kept the noiseless tenour of their way. Along the cool sequestered vale of life,
They kept the noiseless tenour of their way.
Thomas Gray quotes: He gave to misery (all he had) a tear. He gave to misery (all he had) a tear.
Thomas Gray quotes: Thought would destroy their paradise. Thought would destroy their paradise.
Thomas Gray quotes: E'en from the tomb the voice of nature cries, E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires. E'en from the tomb the voice of nature cries, E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires.
Thomas Gray quotes: In buskined measures move Pale Grief and pleasing Pain, With Horror, tyrant of the throbbing breast. In buskined measures move Pale Grief and pleasing Pain, With Horror, tyrant of the throbbing breast.
Thomas Gray quotes: Rich with the spoils of time. Rich with the spoils of time.
Thomas Gray quotes: When love could teach a monarch to be wise, And gospel-light first dawn'd from Bullen's eyes. When love could teach a monarch to be wise, And gospel-light first dawn'd from Bullen's eyes.
Thomas Gray quotes: Hands that the rod of empire might have sway'd, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre. Hands that the rod of empire might have sway'd, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre.
Thomas Gray quotes: Visions of glory, spare my aching sight. Visions of glory, spare my aching sight.
Thomas Gray quotes: The Attic warbler pours her throat, Responsive to the cuckoo's note, The untaught harmony of spring. The Attic warbler pours her throat, Responsive to the cuckoo's note, The untaught harmony of spring.
Thomas Gray quotes: There are certain scenes that would awe an atheist into belief without the help of any other argument. There are certain scenes that would awe an atheist into belief without the help of any other argument.
Thomas Gray quotes: Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Implores the passing tribute of a sigh.
Thomas Gray quotes: As to posterity, I may ask what has it ever done to oblige me? As to posterity, I may ask what has it ever done to oblige me?