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... the boys who were near him in the school and were rough and rude . Indeed ,
Mr. Gray and his friend ( Walpole ) were looked upon as too delicate , upon which
account they had few associates and never engaged in any ix INTRODUCTION ...
account they had few associates and never engaged in any exercise nor partook
of any boyish amusements . ” In 1734 Gray left Eton and entered Peterhouse ,
Cambridge , where he was admitted a pensioner . Here , as at the other school ...
He possesses isolated passages of remarkable force and beauty , and never
sinks below a certain level ; but among the most remarkable characteristics of his
mind was an almost utter absence of creative or reproductive power , and an ...
Long afterward , in speaking of this period in his life , he said , “ I was bred to the
law , a profession to which I was never much inclined and in which I engaged ,
rather because I was desirous to gratify a most indulgent father , than because I ...
Far from the maddingo 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 . 75 Yet e'en these bones from insult to protect Some frail memorial still
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