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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 . XV .
9 XVIII , To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame. Their lot forbad : nor circumscrib'd alone The struggling pangs of conscious truth to hide ;
Thomas Gray John Martin. 9 XVIII , To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame ;
XVIII , To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame ; Or heap the shrine of Luxury and Pride , With incense kindled at the Muse's flame .
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review