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61 Famous Quotes by Thomas Gray
12/26/1716 - 7/30/1771
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And to hie him home, at evening's close, To sweet repast, and calm repose. . . . . From toil we wins his spirits light, From busy day the peaceful night; Rich, from the very want of wealth, In heaven's best treasures, peace and health.

Wealth Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Ode on the Pleasure Arising from Vicissitude (l. 87)

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What female heart can gold despise? What cat's averse to fish?

Gold Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: On the Death of a Favorite Cat

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Weave the warp, and weave the woof, The winding sheet of Edward's race; Give ample room and verge enough The characters of Hell to trace.

Hell Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Bard (canto II)

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Hell is full of good intentions. [Sp., El infierno es lleno de buenas intenciones.]

Hell Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Bard (canto II)

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Loose his beard, and hoary hair Stream's, like a meteor, to the troubled air.

Hair Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: The Bard (I, 2, l. 5)

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Visions of glory, spare my aching sight! Ye unborn ages, crown not on my soul.

Visions Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: The Bard (III, 1, l. 11)

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Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows, While proudly rising o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes, Youth on the prow, and Pleasure at the helm.

Zephyrs Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: The Bard (pt. II, st. 2, l. 9)

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Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire.

Fire Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Elegy (46)

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The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.

Evening Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard

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There scatter'd oft the earliest of ye Year By Hands unseen are showers of Vi'lets found; The Redbreast loves to build and warble there, And little Footsteps lightly print the ground.

Footsteps Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard, his manuscript

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Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

Obscurity Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard (st. 14)

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Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear.

Ocean Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard (st. 14)

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And read their history in a nation's eyes.

History Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard (st. 16)

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From Helicon's harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take.

Brooks Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: The Progress of Poesy (I, i, l. 3)

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The Attic warbler pours her throat Responsive to the cuckoo's note.

Cuckoos Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Ode on the Spring

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They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy.

Joy Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: On a Distant Prospect of Eton College (st. 4)

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To warm their little loves the birds complain.

Birds Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Sonnet on the Death of Richard West

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And weep the more, because I weep in vain.

Tears Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Sonnet--On the Death of Mr. West

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Rich windows that exclude the light, And passages that lead to nothing.

Architecture Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: A Long Story

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As to posterity, I may ask (with somebody whom I have forgot) what has it ever done to oblige me?

Posterity Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Letter to Dr. Wharton

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The still small voice of gratitude.

Gratitude Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: For Music (st. 5)

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To brisk notes in cadence beating Glance their many-twinkling feet.

Dancing Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Progress of Poesy (pt. I, st. 3, l. 10)

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Nor cast one longing, ling'ring look behind.

Resolution Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Elegy in a Country Churchyard (st. 22)

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In climes beyond the solar road.

Sun Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Progress of Poesy

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Blasted with excess of light.

Light Quotes, by Thomas Gray , Source: Progress of Poesy

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