9-12 n, and Gay, Shepherd's Week iii 118: 'And the hoarse owl his woeful dirges sings.'". 1891]. H.W. But G. also wanted examples of greatness which had proved dangerous to society (as opposed to the innocence of the villagers) and the Civil War, 100 years earlier, provided him with three convenient examples. "Very possibly, as Mitford seems to think, suggested by Cowley's lines on the death of Mr William Hervey (Golden Treasury CXXXVII. "Village struck through by Gray and Hamlet written over it in Fraser MS.". 'the mantling Vine', Par. 82.6 elegy] "Epitaph C[ommonplace] B[ook], E[ton College [...]" H.W. 1898]. A.L. 1898]. (A facsimile of this MS and of the 1st edn of the Elegy, was published with an introduction by George Sherburn by the Augustan Reprint Society, Pub. "thorn. "The contents of the epitaphs [...]" R. Lonsdale, 1969. '; and Dart, Westminster Abbey I xviii (see ll. Lucan, Pharsalia vii 297, has spe trepido (I tremble with hope); and J. iii. Fable xv. "For ever sleep; the breezy call of Morn, / Or swallow, etc. Thomson, after describing 'laborious man' at work in the fields, Spring 52-4: 'Nor, ye who live / In luxury and ease, in pomp and pride, / Think these lost themes unworthy of your ear.' 38.1-8 If ... raise,] "'Till we with trophies do [...]" R. Lonsdale, 1969. thorn.'] 1898]. 30.2 homely] "rustic   Eton." 'Muttering his wayward fancies he would rove. 106.1-7 'Muttering ... rove,] "Mutt'ring his fond Conceits he [...]" H.W. 1898]. "After this verse, in the [...]" E. Gosse, 1884. 1898]. Is it not more likely that G. showed him only some twelve lines because he had written no more and more likely, in addition, that he had written them fairly recently? . 1926]. 91.1-9 Ev'n ... cries,] "Some lines in the Anthologia [...]" D.C. Tovey, 1922 [1st ed. But not only is it patent that millions have been so much a prey to the 'second childishness and mere oblivion' of age that they have passed away without the power to feel regret, but the whole sequence of thought shows that this cannot be Gray's meaning. 1.1-8 The ... day,] "This famous line is imitated [...]" J. Heath-Stubbs, 1981. G. and Walpole had not become reconciled after their Italian quarrel until Nov. 1745, so that even if G. had begun the Elegy in 1742 he would not have shown it to Walpole any earlier. Parnell's churchyard, l. 53, also has a 'black and fun'ral Yew'.". Gray has noted also ''Omitted 1753.'' Whibley, 1950 [1st ed. The same conclusion would have to be reached if the Elegy is considered in relation to the vogue for 'graveyard' poetry and prose which emerged in the early 1740s. - Original MS. [Mason [...]" J. Bradshaw, 1903 [1st ed. 11, 96, 105. Starr/J.R. Starr/J.R. Poole/L. I, p. 422, 1747.)". 1891]. 77.". gleba, a sod, the ground: - ''Rastris glebas qui frangit inertes.'' H.W. "This is in Shakespeare, ''Winter's Tale,'' iv. The lines however are, in themselves, exquisitely fine, and demand preservation. 201; Dryden, Georgics iii 638-9: 'Take, Shepherd take, a plant of stubborn Oak; / And labour him with many a sturdy stroke'; and 'And stood the sturdy Stroaks of lab'ring Hinds', Dryden, Aeneid ii 847.". His later comment to Walpole was 'I humbly propose, for the benefit of Mr. Dodsley and his matrons, that take awake for a verb, that they should read asleep, and all will be right.' That they were at one time exact is certain; and they were probably exact to Gray's time. 2. 41.2 storied] "probably 'bearing an inscription'; a [...]" J. Crofts, 1948 [1st ed. "''The four stanzas, beginning 'Yet [...]" D.C. Tovey, 1922 [1st ed. Poole/L. 66.2 growing] "struggling   Eton, with growing [...]" R. Lonsdale, 1969. ''Much as I admire Gray, one feels I think, in reading his poetry never quite secure against the false poetical style of the eighteenth century. is nearest to Gray's picture: 2.4 wind] "'herd', as a collective noun, [...]" J. Crofts, 1948 [1st ed. Supp. flame.] "Knowledge or learning in general, described as 'fair' because conceived by G[ray]. Hendrickson, 1966. Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight. "Cp. Hendrickson, 1966. Poole/L. 72. 79.3 rhymes] "Rhime. It is this Approbation which makes it unnecessary for me to make any Apology but to the Author: As he cannot but feel some Satisfaction in having pleas'd so many Readers already, I flatter myself he will forgive my communicating that Pleasure to many more. "This means strictly, ''a cleared [...]" W. Lyon Phelps, 1894. "These lines are very reminiscent of a stanza in Thomas Warton's second Pastoral Eclogue. Langhorne's next review was of Edward Jerningham's The Nunnery, an Elegy, in Imitation of the Elegy in a Churchyard.". Joseph Warton's Ode to [...]" W. Lyon Phelps, 1894. 1891]. 127.1-3 (There ... alike] "His frailties there. 112.1-10 'Nor ... he;] "After l. 112 is written [...]" H.W. No one can read the stanza without feeling that 'The boast of heraldry', &c., should be in the nominative case. Hendrickson, 1966. G[ray]. 17-20 n): 'The long resounding Isle, and hallow'd Choir' and 'the long Isles and vaulted Roofs resound'.". flame.] 47.4 rod] "Reins Pembroke and Wharton MSS., A.L. Cf. flame.] G[ray]. hour.] Nor cast one longing lingering look behind? "Cp. [...]" R. Lonsdale, 1969. Hendrickson, 1966. "Macbeth III ii 41-3: 'ere to black Hecate's summons / The shardborne beetle with his drowsy hums / Hath rung night's yawning peal ...'; and Dryden, Indian Emperor I i 119: 'Which drowsily like humming beetles rise.' 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