Gray's English Poems

Gray's English Poems : Original and Translated from the Norse and Welsh

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Originally published in 1898 as part of the Pitt Press Series, this book contains 32 of Thomas Gray's poems, including his famous 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard' and 'Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College'. Copious notes at the back of the volume explain Gray's many classical, mythical and literary allusions for readers, and a brief introduction gives an outline of the poet's life and work. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English pre-Romantic poetry.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 18mm | 330g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 110766568X
  • 9781107665682
  • 2,541,208

Table of contents

Introduction; Poems and translations: 1. Ode on the spring; 2. Sonnet on the death of Richard West; 3. Ode on a distant prospect of Eton College; 4. Hymn to adversity; 5. Hymn to ignorance; 6. Ode on the death of a favourite cat; 7. Agrippina; 8. The alliance of education and government; 9. Elegy written in a country churchyard; 10. A long story; 11. Stanzas to Mr Richard Bentley; 12. The progress of poesy; 13. The bard; 14. Ode on the pleasure arising from vicissitude; 15. Tophet; 16. Epitaph on Mrs Jane Clarke; 17. Epitaph on a child; 18. The fatal sisters; 19. The descent of Odin; 20. Epitaph on Sir William Williams; 21. Sketch of his own character; 22. Amatory lines; 23. Song; 24. The triumphs of Owen; 25. The death of Hoel; 26. Caradoc; 27. Conan; 28. William Shakespeare to Mrs Anne; 29. Impromptu; 30. Concluding lines of epitaph on Mrs Mason; 31. Couplet about birds; 32. Ode for music; Notes.
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