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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 grave, a poem. To which are added An elegy in a country church-yard, by ... - Page 29
by Robert Blair - 1804
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The Wreath: A Collection of Poems from Celebrated English Authors

English poetry - 1821 - 259 pages
...bones from insult to protect, Some frail memorial still erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture deck'd, Implores the passing tribute of...holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralists to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing, anxious being e'er resign'd...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - English poetry - 1821 - 134 pages
...bonus from insult to protect, Some frail memorial siill erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture deck'd, Implores the passing tribute of...spelt by th' unletter'd Muse, The place of fame and elogy supply : And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who,...
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The Etonian, Volume 2

1821
...then cry, O do not leave me yet ! Šit ffiountry " Their name, their years, spelt by th' unlettei'd Muse, The place of fame, and Elegy supply : And many...she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die." GRAY'S ELEGY. • IT is an incident worthy of remark, that the love of Fame, which so powerfully actuates...
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The Etonian

1820
...trfmrcfiyarlr <&pitapfje. " Their name, their years, spelt by th' unfetter" d Muse, The place of Tame, and Elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die." GkAY's ELECv. IT is an incident worthy of remark, that the love of Fame, which so powerfully actuates...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 29

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - English poetry - 1822
...sculpture deck'd, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Their name.their years,spelt by the'unletter'd Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply : And many...she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. • Between this and the preceding stanza, in Mr. Gray's first MS. of the Poem, were the fbnr following:—...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1823 - 372 pages
...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' unletterM muse, The place of fame and elegy supply ; And many a holy text around she strews, That teach...
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The Etonian, Volume 3

Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Walter Blunt - English essays - 1824
...pain'd regret Which they excite— then cry, O do not leave me yet ! ON COUNTRY CHURCHYARD EPITAPHS. " Their name, their years, spelt by th' unletter'd Muse,...she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die." . GRAY'S ELEGY. IT is an incident worthy of remark, that the love of Fame, which so powerfully actuates...
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Peak scenery; or, Excursions in Derbyshire

Ebenezer Rhodes - 1824
...with the solemnity of these homes of the departed. " Their names, their years, spelt by th' unlettered muse, " The place of Fame and Elegy supply ; " And...strews, " That teach the rustic moralist to die." MIDDLETON BATH. 27 We do not indeed expect to find the poetry of a Gray on these simple tablets of...
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Peak Scenery; Or, The Derbyshire Tourist

Ebenezer Rhodes - Derbyshire (England) - 1824 - 379 pages
...with the solemnity of these homes of the departed. " Their names, their years, spelt by th' unlettered muse, " The place of Fame and Elegy supply ; " And...holy text around she strews, " That teach the rustic moralUt to die." We do not indeed expect to find the poetry of a Gray on these simple tablets" of fond...
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The Portfolio of Entertaining & Instructive Varieties in History ..., Volume 3

1824
...with the world they inhabited, have all totally disappeared ! 6. G. ON COUNTRY CHURCHYARD EPITAPHS. "Their name, their years, spelt by th' unletter'd Muse, The place of Fame and Elegy supply: And many ft holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die." GRAY'S ELEGY. IT is an incident...
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