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The story of Gray's life is a short and simple one , for it was a life of secluded
studiousness spent in the companionship of books , art , and nature . At ten years
of age he entered Eton , where he was placed in the care of a maternal uncle , an
He looked on a lay figure of nature . He had no thronging imaginations which
required the vent of verse . He went abroad in search of ideas , and brought them
home to amplify and adorn them . If the beauty of a word or a phrase struck him ...
In 1763 , through the assistance of relatives and friends , Cowper was offered the
nomination to the offices of Reading Clerk and Clerk of the Private Committees in
the House of Lords . But his sensitive nature shrank from publicity , and he ...
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
In them love of nature , romanticism , naturalness , and spontaneity once more
assert themselves , and the Pope - Dryden school was doomed . In 1786 Lady
Hesketh , a cousin , took Lady Austen's place in the poet's life . Through her ...
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