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" There at the foot of yonder nodding beech, That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high. His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore upon the brook that babbles by. "Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn, Mutt'ring his wayward fancies... "
The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray LL.B., Late Professor of Modern Languages ... - Page 91
by Thomas Gray - 1799 - 186 pages
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Post-structuralist Readings of English Poetry

C. Norris Machin - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 406 pages
...the nearest he comes to filling a role within the rural society is as the village idiot: Muttering his wayward fancies he would rove; Now drooping, woeful-wan,...Or craz'd with care, or cross'd in hopeless love. This "rustic" poet too is an outsider, rapt in himself like Gray in the churchyard, yet distanced from...
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Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

X. J. Kennedy - Literature - 1987 - 1447 pages
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Poetry in English: An Anthology

Macha Louis Rosenthal - Poetry - 1987 - 1196 pages
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Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Harold Bloom - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1987 - 151 pages
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五四新文学与外国文学

王锦厚 - China - 1996 - 754 pages
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The Oxford Anthology of English Poetry, Volume 1

John Wain - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 684 pages
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The Top 500 Poems

William Harmon - American poetry - 1992 - 1132 pages
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 pages
...so high, His listless length at noontide would he stretch, And pore upon the brook that babbles by. 'Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn, Mutt'ring his wayward fancies he would rove, Now drooping, woeful wan, like one forlorn, Or crazed with care, or cross'd in hopeless love. 'One morn I miss'd...
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