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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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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower - 1853 - 426 pages
...protect, Some frail memorial, still erected nigh, 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...
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Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: With a Series of Introductory Lessons ...

Richard Green Parker - Elocution - 1849 - 432 pages
...decked Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Their names, their years, spelled by the unlettered Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply ; And many...she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. 5 For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing, anxious being e'er resigned ; — Left the...
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A Journal of Summer Time in the Country

Robert Aris Willmott - Country life - 1849 - 235 pages
...passage the confusion of numbers, which escaped the eye of Gray in one of the stanzas of the Elegy: And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. " Teaches," of course, should be inserted; as Locke ought to have written: — " How much the constitution...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - English poetry - 1850 - 395 pages
...protect, Some frail memorial still erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculptures deckt, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. Their name, their years spelt by th' unlettered Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews That teach...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...bones, form 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, spell'd by th' unlettered muse, The place of fame and elegy supply ; And many a holy text around she...
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Norton's Literary Gazette and Publishers' Circular, Volume 2

American literature - 1855
...last verse of this stanza. Their name, their years, spelt by the unlettered Muse, The place of fiune and elegy supply ; And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. It was maintained to bo correct when estimated by significance, but inaccurate, if measured by the...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1851 - 429 pages
...sculpture decked, Yet even these bones from insult to protect, Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. The place of fame and elegy supply; And many a holy text around she strews, Their names, their years, spelled by the unlettered MUM, That teach the rustic moralist to die. For...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...protect, Some frail memorial still erected nigh, 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...
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The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry

Harold Bloom, Prof. Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 157 pages
...protect Some frail memorial still erected nigh. 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...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - Poetry - 1998 - 360 pages
...protect Some frail memorial still erected nigh, With uncouth rhymes 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 supply: And many a holy text around she strews, That teach...
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