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His “ Ode for Music , ” written and published in 1769 , marks the close of his
poetical activities . Gray's life was now fast drawing to a close . For several years
he had been afflicted with the gout , which was hereditary , and he sought to stay
The change proved a beneficial one , for although the poet was again attacked
by insanity in 1773 , he was in the midst of sympathetic friends whose kind
treatment soon restored him . He and Newton became close associates , and
3 “ Fill high the sparkling bowl , o The rich repast prepare , Reft of a crown , he yet
may share the feast : Close by the regal chair 80 Fell Thirst and Famine scowl A
baleful smile upon their baffled guest . Heard ye the din of battle bray , ° Lance ...
Tis of human entrails made , ) And the weights , that play below , Each a gasping
warrior's head . Shafts for shuttles , dipt in gore , Shoot the trembling cords along .
Sword , that once a monarch bore , Keep the tissue close and strong . 15 Mista ...
Now my weary lips I close : Leave me , leave me to repose . ODIN 60 Prophetess
, my spell obey , Once again arise , and say , Who the avenger of his guilt , By
whom shall Hoder's blood be spilt ? PROPHETESS In the caverns of the west ,
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