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Gray, Thomas    Poet's Biography
41 poems available by this author


A COUPLET BY MR. GRAY    Poem Text    
First Line: When you rise from your dinner as light as before
Last Line: Tis a sign you have eat just enough and no more.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


A LONG STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: In britain's isle, no matter where
Last Line: And keep my lady from her rubbers.


AGRIPPINA; A FRAGMENT OF A TRAGEDY    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis well, begone! Your errand is perform'd
Last Line: Whether she fear'd, or wish'd to be pursued.


AND THIS UPON ON HIS LADY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies mrs. Keene the bishop of chester
Last Line: She had a bad face which did sadly molest her.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Keene, Edward. Bishop Of Chester


COUPLET ABOUT BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: There pipes the woodlark, and the song-thrush there
Last Line: Scatters his loose notes in the waste of air.
Subject(s): Birds


ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD    Poem Text    
First Line: The curfew tolls the knell of parting day
Last Line: The bosom of his father and his god.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Courage; Death; England; Faith; Graves; Love; Mourning; Graveyards; Valor; Bravery; Dead, The; English; Belief; Creed; Tombs; Tombstones; Bereavement


EPITAPH ON A CHILD    Poem Text    
First Line: Here, freed from pain, secure from misery, lies
Last Line: Now let him sleep in peace his night of death.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


EPITAPH ON MRS. JANE CLARKE; DIED 1757, AGED 31    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo! Where this silent marble weeps
Last Line: With life, with memory, and with love.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


EPITAPH ON MRS. MASON    Poem Text    
First Line: Tell them, though 'tis an awful thing to die
Last Line: And bids the pure in heart behold their god.
Subject(s): Death; Mason, William (1724-1797); Dead, The


EPITAPH ON SIR WILLIAM PEERE WILLIAMS, CAPTAIN IN BURGOGYNE'S DRAGOONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Here, foremost in the dang'rous paths of fame
Last Line: Where melancholy friendship bends and weeps.
Subject(s): Consolation


EXTEMPORE BY MR. GRAY ON DR. KEENE    Poem Text    
First Line: The bishop of chester / though wiser than nestor
Last Line: If you scratch him will fester.


HYMN TO ADVERSITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Daughter of jove, relentless power
Last Line: What others are, to feel, and know myself a man.
Subject(s): Adversity


HYMN TO IGNORANCE; A FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hail, horrors, hail! Ye ever gloomy bowers
Last Line: ... A team of harness'd monarchs bend
Subject(s): Ignorance; Dullness; Stupdity


IMPROMPTU BY MR. GRAY GOING OUT OF RABY CASTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lives harry vane
Last Line: Very good claret and fine champaign


INVITATION TO MASON    Poem Text    
First Line: Prim hurd attends your call, & palgrave proud
Last Line: And balguy with a bishop in his belly!
Subject(s): Mason, William (1724-1797)


LINES ON DR. ROBERT SMITH    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you ask why old focus silvanus defies
Last Line: But because he has writ about seeing.
Subject(s): Cambridge University; Chestnut Trees


LINES SPOKEN BY THE GHOST OF JOHN DENNIS AT THE DEVIL TAVERN    Poem Text    
First Line: From purling streams and the elysian scene
Last Line: And alexander wears a ramilie.


ODE FOR MUSIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Hence, avaunt! ('tis holy ground)
Last Line: "and gilds the horrors of the deep"
Subject(s): Fitzroy, Augustus. 3d Duke Of Grafton; Music & Musicians


ODE ON A DISTANT PROSPECT OF ETON COLLEGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ye distant spires, ye antique towers, / that crown the watery glade
Last Line: Tis folly to be wise!
Variant Title(s): On A Distant Prospect Of Eton College
Subject(s): England; Eton College; Youth; English


ODE ON THE DEATH OF A FAVOURITE CAT, DROWNED IN A TUB    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas on a lofty vase's side
Last Line: Nor all, that glisters, gold.
Variant Title(s): Ode On The Death Of A Favourite Cat, Drowned In A Tub Of Gold Fishes;gray's Elegy On Horace Walpole's Cat;on The Death Of A Favourite Cat;on A Favorite Cat Drowned In A Tub Of Goldfishes
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Death; Death - Animals; Goldfish; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement


ODE ON THE PLEASURE ARISING FROM VICISSITUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the golden morn aloft
Last Line: To him are opening paradise.
Variant Title(s): Spring
Subject(s): Nature


ODE ON THE SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo! Where the rosy-bosomed hours
Last Line: We frolic while 't is may.
Variant Title(s): On The Spring;spring
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


ON LORD HOLLAND'S SEAT NEAR MARGATE, KENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Old and abandoned by each venal friend
Last Line: And foxes stunk and litter'd in s. Pauls.
Variant Title(s): Impromptu, On Lord Holland's Seat At Kingsgate
Subject(s): Fox, Henry. 1st Baron Holland. (1705-74); Hate


ON THE DEATH OF RICHARD WEST    Poem Text    
First Line: In vain to me the smiling mornings shine
Last Line: And weep the more, because I weep in vain.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet On The Death Of Richard West;on The Death Of Mr.richard West
Subject(s): Grief; Mourning; West, Richard (1716-1742); Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement


ONE DAY THE BISHOP OFFERED TO GIVE A GENTLEMAN A GOOSE ...    Poem Text    
First Line: Here lies edmund keene lord bishop of chester
Last Line: And this upon his lady--
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Geese; Keene, Edward. Bishop Of Chester


PARODY ON AN EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Now clean, now hideous, mellow now, now gruff
Last Line: At broom, pendragon, appleby & brough.


SATIRE ON THE HEADS OF HOUSES    Poem Text    
First Line: O cambridge, attend
Last Line: We say nothing at all.
Subject(s): Cambridge University


SKETCH OF HIS OWN CHARACTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune
Last Line: But left church and state to charles townshend and squire.
Variant Title(s): Gray On Himself
Subject(s): Character; Gray, Thomas (1716-1771)


SONG (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Midst beauty and pleasure's gay triumphs, to languish
Last Line: They smile, but reply not. Sure delia will tell me!
Subject(s): Love


SONG (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Thyrsis when we parted swore
Last Line: Spare the honour of my love.
Subject(s): Love


THE ALLIANCE OF EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT; A FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: As sickly plants betray a niggard earth
Last Line: That rise and glitter o'er the ambient tide.
Subject(s): Education; Government


THE BARD; A PINDARIC ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Ruin seize thee, ruthless king!
Last Line: Night.
Subject(s): Edward I, King Of England (1239-1307); Patriotism; Poetry & Poets; Wales; Welshmen; Welshwomen


THE CANDIDATE    Poem Text    
First Line: When sly jemmy twitcher had smugg'd up his face
Last Line: He's christian enough, that repents, and that -------.
Subject(s): Cambridge University; Elections; Montagu, John, 4th Earl Of Sandwich; Voting; Voters; Suffrage; Twitcher, Jemmy


THE CURSE UPON EDWARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Weave the warp, and weave the woof
Last Line: (the web is wove. The work is done.)
Variant Title(s): The Bard: 2.1
Subject(s): Edward V, King Of England (1470-1483); Weaving & Weavers


THE DESCENT OF ODIN; AN ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Uprose the king of men with speed
Last Line: Sinks the fabric of the world.
Variant Title(s): The Runic Rhyme
Subject(s): Mythology - Norse


THE FATAL SISTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now the storm begins to lower
Last Line: Hurry, hurry to the field.
Variant Title(s): An Ode From The Norse Tongue
Subject(s): Mythology - Celtic; Mythology - Norse


THE PROGRESS OF POESY; A PINDARIC ODE    Poem Text    
First Line: Awake, aeolian lyre, awake
Last Line: Beneath the good how far--but far above the great.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Milton, John (1608-1674); Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists


THE TRIUMPHS OF OWEN: A FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Owen's praise demands my song
Last Line: Despair and honourable death.
Subject(s): Owain Gwynedd, King Of North Wales; Wales; Welshmen; Welshwomen


TO RICHARD BENTLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: In silent gaze the tuneful choir among
Last Line: A sigh of soft reflection.
Variant Title(s): Stanzas To Mr. Bentley
Subject(s): Bentley, Richard (1662-1742); Books; Reading


TOPHET; AN EPIGRAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Such tophet was; so looked the grinning fiend
Last Line: And satan's self had thoughts of taking orders.
Subject(s): Etough, Henry


WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE TO MRS. ANNE, REGULAR SERVANT    Poem Text    
First Line: A moment's patience, gentle mistress anne
Last Line: For glorious puddings, & immortal pies.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists