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" E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires. For thee, who, mindful of th' unhonour'd dead, Dost in these lines their artless tale relate; If chance, by lonely contemplation led, Some kindred spirit shall inquire thy fate — Haply some hoary-headed swain... "
Elegant poems. Pope's Essay on man, Blair's Grave, Gray's Elegy, Goldsmith's ... - Page 88
by Elegant poems - 1814
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The Narratological Analysis of Lyric Poetry: Studies in English Poetry from ...

Peter Hühn, Jens Kiefer - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 259 pages
...fires. FOR thee who, mindful of the unhonoured dead, Dost in these lines their artless tale relate; 95 If chance, by lonely Contemplation led, Some kindred spirit shall inquire thy fate, 'THERE at the foot of yonder nodding beech 'That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, 'His listless...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...death. The picture is pathetic and sad, but also rather amusing: For thee, who mindful of the unhonored dead Dost in these lines their artless tale relate;...inquire thy fate. Haply some hoary-headed swain may say, white-haired "Oft have we seen him at the peep of dawn Brushing with hasty steps the dews away To meet...
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The ABC of Lit Crit

Frank H. Ellis - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 234 pages
...subsequent revision, Gray combined these two stanzas into one: For Thee, who mindful of th'unhonour'd Dead Dost in these Lines their artless Tale relate,...lonely Contemplation led Some kindred Spirit shall enquire thy Fate, where "Thee" refers to the Stonecutter, not to Gray, "these Lines" to the "uncouth...
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