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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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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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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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Traveling: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry

John Reid - Poetry - 2005 - 151 pages
...the ground." THE EPITAPH Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth. And Melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere,...gave to Mis'ry all he had, a tear; He gain'd from Heaven ('twas all he wish'd) a friend. No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties...
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Songs of Ourselves

Cambridge International Examinations - Education - 2005 - 265 pages
...gave to Misery all he had, a tear; He gained from heaven ('twas all he wished) 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. yon] yonder,...
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The Narratological Analysis of Lyric Poetry: Studies in English Poetry from ...

Peter Hühn, Jens Kiefer - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 259 pages
...to Misery all he had, a tear. He gained from Heaven ('twas all he wished) a friend. 125 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. The Poems of...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 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 recompense as largely send: He gave to Mis 'ry all he had, a tear, He gain'dfrom Heav'n ('twas all he wish'd) a friend. No farther seek his...
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