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The poet was very fond of her , and her death is thought to have influenced him to
resume and complete the “ Elegy Written in a Country Church - Yard , " which he
had begun seven years before . Its final stanzas were finished early in 1750 ...
He associated no unusual trains of thought , no feelings of peculiar refinement ,
with the grand and beautiful of nature , while at the same time the strain of his
sentiment was pure , manly , and exalted . By addressing himself to the heart ...
Thought would destroy their paradise . No more ; — where ignorance is bliss , '
Tis folly to be wise . 100 HYMN TO ADVERSITY ° -ΖήναΤον φρονείν Βρoτους
δδώσαντα , τω πάθει μαθών θέντα κυρίως έχειν . . Æsch . AGAM . ver . 181 .
25 Wisdom in sable garb arrayed , Immersed in rapturous thought profound , And
Melancholy , silent maid , With leaden eye that loves the ground , Still on thy
solemn steps attend : Warm Charity , the general friend , 30 With Justice , to
Bright - eyed Fancy , hovering o'er , Scatters from her pictured urn Thoughts that
breathe , and words that burn . But ah ! ' tis heard no moreo Oh ! lyre divine , what
daring spirit Wakes thee now ? Though he inherit 110 Nor the pride , nor ample ...
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