Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SKETCH OF HIS OWN CHARACTER, by THOMAS GRAY



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SKETCH OF HIS OWN CHARACTER, by                 Poet's Biography
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)


(AND FOUND IN ONE OF HIS POCKET-BOOKS)

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune,
He had not the method of making a fortune:
Could love, and could hate, so was thought somewhat odd;
No very great wit, he believed in a God:
A place or a pension he did not desire,
But left church and state to Charles Townshend and Squire.





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