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" Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er... "
A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ... - Page 596
by Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1854 - 776 pages
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray LL.B., Late Professor of Modern Languages ...

Thomas Gray - 1799 - 270 pages
...itself to him. Mr. Mason thinks the third of these rejected stanzas equal to any in the whole Elegy. Their name, their years, spelt by th' unletter'd Muse,...Forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind?...
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The Poetical Works: Of Thomas Gray, ... with Some Account of His Life and ...

Thomas Gray - 1800 - 302 pages
...tale relate, By night and lonely contemplation led To wander in the gloomy walks of fates Yet ev'n these bones from insult to protect Some frail memorial...Forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind ?...
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The Beauties of the Poets:: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry ...

English poetry - 1800 - 322 pages
...[deck'd, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture Implores the passing tribute of'a sigh. Their names, their years, spelt by th' unletter'd Muse, The place...forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind?...
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Poetry Explained for the Use of Young People

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - English poetry - 1802 - 152 pages
...Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. xx. ; .. , " Their name, their years, spelt by th' unletlcr'd muse, The place of fame and elegy supply ; And many...forgetfulness a prey» This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing, ling'ring look behind...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - English poetry - 1804 - 224 pages
...; In still small accents whispering from the ground, A grateful earnest of eternal peace. Yet ev'n these bones from insult to protect Some frail memorial...Forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind ?...
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The grave, a poem. To which are added An elegy in a country church-yard, by ...

Robert Blair - 1804 - 132 pages
...bones, from insult to protect, Some frail memorial still erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes and (hapeless sculpture deck'd, Implores the passing tribute of...forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind)...
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The Beauties of the Poets: Being a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry

Poetry - 1806 - 330 pages
...uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture deck'd, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh, H 145 Their names, their years, spelt by th' unletter'd Muse, The place...forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind?...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 248 pages
...sculpture deck'd, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by th* unlettered Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply, And many...Forgetfulness a prey This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind ?...
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Poétique anglaise, Volume 3

Albin Joseph U. Hennet - 1806 - 458 pages
...sculpture deckd, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Theiç name, their years , spelt by th' unlettered muse, The place of fame and elegy supply ; And many...who , to dumb forgetfulness a prey , This pleasing ajaxious.beiag e'er resign'd. Sur de rians climats répande l'abondance , ; , Dans les yeux des humains...
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The Works of Thomas Gray: Containing His Poems, and Correspondence ..., Volume 1

Thomas Gray - 1807 - 728 pages
...stray ; Along the cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Yet ev'n these bones from insult to protect Some frail memorial...Forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the chearful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind ?...
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