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" With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture decked, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by the unlettered muse, The place of fame and elegy supply ; And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist... "
The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The ... - Page 43
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Songs of Ourselves

Cambridge International Examinations - Education - 2005 - 265 pages
...the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Yet even these bones, from insult to protect, Some frail memorial still...and shapeless sculpture decked, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by th' unlettered muse, The place of fame and elegy...
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The Narratological Analysis of Lyric Poetry: Studies in English Poetry from ...

Peter Hühn, Jens Kiefer - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 259 pages
...the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. YET even these bones from insult to protect Some frail memorial still erected...With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture decked, 80 Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. THEIR name, their years, spelt by the unlettered muse, The...
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Traveling: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry

John Reid - Poetry - 2005 - 151 pages
...cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Yet ev'n these bones some insult to protect Some frail memorial still erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shameless sculpture deck'd Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by...
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英国文学学习指南: 英国文学史及选读综合练习

2006 - 501 pages
...the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Yet even these bones from insult to protect Some frail memorial still erected...and shapeless sculpture decked, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. k&j&5*7' 1 · 爪] e 护由促e 丸前记鹅a 蛇忱丘en 什omara 山erIongpoemen...
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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
...sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. course, drift Yet even these bones from insult to protect Some frail memorial still erected...and shapeless sculpture decked, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. (73-80) In these familiar lines Gray notes with scorn the urban mob's frantic search...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...the cool sequester'd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. Yet ev'n these bones from insult to protect Some frail memorial still erected...nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture deck'd, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by th' unletter'd muse,...
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The ABC of Lit Crit

Frank H. Ellis - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 234 pages
...that Gray turned his attention in the next two stanzas which he added to the poem Yet even these Bones from Insult to protect Some frail Memorial still erected nigh With uncouth Rhime, & shapeless Sculpture deckt Implores the passing Tribute of a Sigh. Their Names, their Years...
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A Personal Record

Joseph Conrad - Literary Collections - 2008 - 227 pages
...affairs inspire only two emotions to the well-informed: admiration or pity] . 16.38 tribute of a sigh Cf. 'Some frail memorial still erected nigh,/ With uncouth...shapeless sculpture decked, / Implores the passing tribute of a sigh': Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard (1751), lines 78-80. Cf. 'they...
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