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This scarce antiquarian book is included in our /5. Samuel Johnson, "Life of Thomas Gray," in his The Lives of the English Poets, 3 volumes, edited by George Birkbeck Hill (London: Clarendon Press, ), III: Roger Lonsdale, "The Poetry of Thomas Gray: Versions of Self," Proceedings of the British Academy, 59 (): The Thomas Gray Archive is a collaborative digital archive and research project devoted to the life and work of eighteenth-century poet, letter-writer, and scholar Thomas Gray (), author of the acclaimed 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard' ().

17 quotes from Thomas Gray: 'Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.', 'Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.

- Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College ', and 'Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.'. Read all poems of Thomas Gray and infos about Thomas Gray. Gray's father was a scrivener while his mother and aunt kept a milliner's shop.

He led a quiet, studious life in the main, training in law after his degree at Cambridge and then becoming a history done at Peterhouse. Originally published in as part of the Pitt Press Series, this book contains 32 of Thomas Gray's poems, including his famous 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard' and 'Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College'.

Copious notes at. Thomas Gray was born on December 26 in London., in what was then his mother’s and aunts’ small milliner's shop. He was one of twelve children born to Dorothy and Philip Gray.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gray, Thomas, Complete English poems of Thomas Gray. London, Heinemann, (OCoLC) Title The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray () Author: Gray, Thomas, Subject: Gray, Thomas, ; Sharp, John, fl. Thomas Gray, the author of the celebrated Elegy written in a Country Churchyard, was born in Cornhill, London, Decem His father, Philip Gray, an exchange broker and scrivener, was a wealthy and nominally respectable citizen, but he treated his family with brutal severity and neglect, and the poet was altogether indebted for the advantages of a learned education to the affectionate.

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Page/5. Thomas Gray was born on 26 December as the fifth child to Philip Gray and Dorothy Antrobus in Cornhill, London. He was a poet, letter-writer, classical scholar, and professor at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

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