Thomas Gray , was an English poet, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University.
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“Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife”
“Ye towers of Julius, London's lasting shame,/ With many a foul and midnight murther fed.”
“Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tower, / The moping owl does to the moon complain.”
“Let not ambition mock their useful toil, / Their homely joys and destiny obscure; / Nor grandeur hear, with a disdainful smile, / The short and simple annals of the poor.”
“Some village Hampden, that with dauntless breast / The little tyrant of his fields withstood;/ Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, / Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood.”
“A favorite has no friend!”
“The Attic warbler pours her throat, / Responsive to the cuckoo's note.”
“Weave the warp, and weave the woof, / The winding-sheet of Edward's race. / Give ample room, and verge enough / The characters of hell to trace.”
“Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learned to stray; Along the cool, sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way”
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