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" He gain'd from heav'n ('twas all he wish'd) a friend. No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode, (There they alike in trembling hope repose,) The bosom of his Father and his God. "
Poetical Works - Page 62
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 pages
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1000 Years of Poetry: A Millennial Anthology

Seán McMahon - Poetry - 2000 - 208 pages
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The Company of the Creative: A Christian Reader's Guide to Great Literature ...

David L. Larsen - Religion - 639 pages
...of the kind of earthly memorial he would like, does suggest an acceptance of God's will.1 No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode (There they alike in trembling hope repose), The bosom of his Father and his God. Many modern...
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The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

Ambrose Bierce - Humor - 2010 - 440 pages
...last stanza of "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" (1751) by Thomas Gray (1716-71): No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode, (There they alike in trembling hope repose) The bosom of his Father and his God. See "Elegy"...
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Thomas Gray: A Life

Robert L. Mack - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 718 pages
...not in any way be 'exhumed' by later generations. The language of the Elegy's 'Epitaph' - 'No farther seek his merits to disclose, / Or draw his frailties from their dread abode' - memorably looks to deflect any and all attention away not only from the poet's physical remains,...
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101 Best-Loved Poems

Philip Smith - Literary Collections - 2013 - 141 pages
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Friends Forever: A Book of Quotations

Ariel Books - Family & Relationships - 2001 - 373 pages
...a friend who will weep with me; those who will laugh with me I can find myself. s e gave to Mis ry all he had, a tear; He gain'd from Heav'n ('twas all he wish'd) a friend. Jk lomas u1 rа H ove is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love. L'liarle es ^...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - History - 2001 - 344 pages
...Fortune and to Fame unknown: Fair Science frown'd not on his humble Birth, And Melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his Bounty, and his Soul sincere, Heav'n did a recompence as largely send: He gave to Mis'ry all he had, a Tear: He gain'd from Heav'n ('twas all...
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The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 298 pages
...incarnate. After this, the only reliable elegist is one who is himself beyond nature - God: No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode, (There they alike in trembling hope repose) The bosom of his Father and his God. (lines 125-28)...
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The Consolation of Otherness: The Male Love Elegy in Milton, Gray and Tennyson

Matthew Curr - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 184 pages
...Melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere, Heav'n did a recompence as largely send: He gave to Mis'ry all he had, a tear,...to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode, (There they alike in trembling hope repose) The bosom of his Father and his God. A Deeper Voice...
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Poetry for the Soul: Enhancing the Quality of Your Life

Boye Lafayette De Mente, Shichiro Ohshima - Poetry - 2002 - 364 pages
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