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07 | soothe him 17 whose | pleasures, 1 7 like | thine

7 pass a way: 7 | Full 7 | quickly they | pass: 717 but they | never

re | turn. 7 1 1 1 Now 7 | gliding re | mote, 7 | 7 on the | verge of the

| sky, 7 | 7 The | moon half ex | tinguished, 1 7 her | crescent

dis , plays; 71 7 But | lately I | marked 7 | 7 when ma jestic on

high; 7 ) 7 She | shone, 7 17 and the planets were i lost in

the blaze. 7 Roll 7 | on thou fair | orb, 7 1 7 and with gladness

pur | sue 7 ] 7 The | path 7 | 7 that conducts thee to splendor

a / gain; 71 7 But man's faded | glory, | 7 what | change shall

re new? 71 Ah 7 | fool! 7| 7 to ex | ult in a l glory so | vain! 7

1 l 7 Tis night, 7 | 7 and the landscape is I lovely no

| more; 7 | 7 I | mourn, 7| 7 but ye | woodlands I | mourn not

for you; 7 | 7 For , morn is ap | proaching, 17 your | charms to

res | tore, 71 7 Per / fum’d with fresh | fragrance, 1 7 and I glitter

ing with | dew. 71 7 Nor 1 yet 7 1 7 for the ravage of winter I | mourn; 71

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Kind 7 | nature | 7 the embryo | blossom will

save; 7 | 7 But | when shall / spring 7 | visit the mouldering

| urn! 7| 0 | when shall it | dawn 7 17 on the night of the

grave! 7 1 1 1 7 It was thus, 7 1 7 by the / glare of false / science

betray'd, 7 | 7 That leads to be wilder ; | 7 and dazzles to

blind: 7 7 My I thoughts wont to roam, 7 1 7 from | shade 7

| onward to | shade, 7 || 7 Destruction before me, | 7 and sorrow be |

hind. 71 Oh 7 | pity, I great 7 | Father of | light, 7 1 7 then I

| cried, 71 l Thy 7 | creature, 1 7 who | fain would not wander

from 1 thee; 71 Lo! 7 | humble in | dust, 717 I re | linquish my I

pride: 71 7 From | doubt and from | darkness, I thou 7 | only

canst | free 7 1 1 1 7 And | darkness and I doubt 7 17 are now | flying

a / way, 7 | ÑO 7 | longer I | roam in de jection for | lorn, 7 || to 7 | breaks on the | traveller, | | faint and al

stray, 71 7 The I bright and the | balmy ef | fulgence of

morn. 711 See 7 | truth, love and mercy | 7 in / triumph de

scending,

✓ And | Nature | all 7 | glowing in | Eden's first |

bloom! 7 On the cold cheek of death, 7 | smiles and roses

are | blending, 1 7 And | beauty im | mortal | 7 a 1 wakes from the

tomb. 71 |

GRAY'S ELEGY IN A COUNTRY CHURCH

YARD. [Reprinted according to the original Copy.] 7 The curfew | tolls, 71 17 the I knell of part

ing | day, ? | 7 The lowing | herd 7 | wind 7 | slowly | 7 o'er the

| lea; 7) ] 7 The | ploughman | homeward | plods his / weary |

way, 71 17 And leaves the world 7 1 7 to darkness

7 and to me. 7| | | 7 Now | fades the glimmering | landscape | 7 on the

| sight, 7 | 1 7 And all the air 7 | 7 a solemn stillness 1

holds 7 | 1 Save 7 | 7 where the beetle | wheels his /

droning | flight 7 | 7 And | drowsy | tinklings | lull the distant | folds.

71 Save that | 7 from 1 yonder | ivy- | mantled | tower 7 The | moping | owl 7 | does to the moon com |

plain 71

7 of such as I wandering | near her / secret | bow

er 7 Mo | lest her | ancient solitary | reign; 7 |

Beneath 7 | those 7 | rugged | elms 7 | that 7 |

yew-tree's / shade 7 | 7 Where heaves the | turf in | many a | mouldering:

| heap 7 ) Each in his | narrow | cell 7 1 7 for ever | laid 7 | 7 The rude 7 | fore 7 | fathers of the hamlet

sleep. 71 l 1 7 The breezy | call of | incense | breathing | morn

71 7 The / swallow | twittering | 7 from the 1 straw-built

| shed, 71 ng The cock's shrill | clarion, 17 or the echoing |

horn 7 1 7 No 1 more shall | rouse them | 7 from their | lowly

| bed. 7 11 7 For | them q no 7 | more 717 the | blazing |

hearth shall | burn 7 | 7 Nor | busy | housewife | ply her | evening | care,

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| No ? | children | run 7 1 7 to 1 lisp their | sire's

re | turn 71 17 Or | climb his | knees, 7 1 7 the envy'd | kiss

to share. 7 1 1 1 Oft did the | harvest | 7 to their | sickle / yield 7|| 7 Their | furrow | oft 7 | 7 the stubborn | glebe 7

1 7 bas | broke 71

| How 7 | jocund | 7 did they | drive their | team

al field; 7 | 1 How 7 | bow'd the woods a 17 be / neath | 7 their

| sturdy | stroke. 7| | | Let not Am | bition | | mock their | useful | toil 7 | 7 Their | homely | joys 7 | 7 and | destiny ob | scure,

71 -7 Nor | Grandeur | hear my in with a dis | dainful |

smile 7 | 7 The short and simple | annals | 7 of the poor.

71 | 7 The | boast of heraldry, | 7 the / pomp of | pow

er, 1 7 And all that | beauty, | | all that I wealth, 7 |

e'er 7 | gave, 71 7 A | wait, a | like, 717 the inevitable ( hour; 7 |

17 The 1 paths of glory 1 | lead 7 | but to the

grave. 7 1 1 1 7 Nor / you, 7| 7 ye | Proud! 917 im / pute to /

these the fault, 7 | 7 If | memory | 7 o’er their | tomb 7 | no 7 | trophies

raise; 71 Where thro’ the long-drawn | aisle 7 1 7 and fret

ted | vault, 71 17 The | pealing | anthem | swells the note of

praise. 7 1 1 1 Can | storied | urn, 7 | 7 or | animated | bust 7 | Back to its | mansion, I call the fleeted | breath?

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