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Thomas Gray
(1716-1771) born on
Dec 26
English poet. His "An Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard" is one of the best known of English lyric poems.
Alas! regardless of their doom,
The little victims play!
No sense have they of ills to come
Nor care beyond today.

Where ignorance is bliss -
Tis folly to be wise.
Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife,
Their sober wishes never learn'd to stray;
Along the cool sequester'd vale of life
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
If the best man's faults were written on his forehead, he would draw his hat over his eyes.
Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune,
He had not the method of making a fortune.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College," st. 6.
R: "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College," last lines.
A: "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard."
N: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
K: "Sketch of his Own Character."

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