Thomas Gray

#18839 Thomas Gray

Sweet is the breath of vernal shower, The bee's collected treasures sweet, Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet The still small voice of gratitude. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about music
#18840 Thomas Gray

T'was Spring, t'was Summer, all was gay Now Autumn bears a cloud brow The flowers of Spring are swept way And Summer fruits desert the bough .

Thomas Gray Quotes about gay
#18841 Thomas Gray

Daughter of Jove, relentless power, Thou tamer of the human breast, Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour The bad affright, afflict the best! .

Thomas Gray Quotes about power
#18842 Thomas Gray

What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know, And from her own she learned to melt at others' woe. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about sorrow
#18843 Thomas Gray

In glittering arms and glory dressed, High he rears his ruby crest. There the thundering strokes begin, There the press and there the din; Talymalfra's rocky shore Echoing to the battle's roar. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about battle
#18844 Thomas Gray

Where his glowing eye .

Thomas Gray Quotes about win
#18845 Thomas Gray

Now my weary lips I close; Leave me, leave me to repose! .

Thomas Gray
#18846 Thomas Gray

Iron sleet of arrowy shower Hurtles in the darkened air. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about dark
#18847 Thomas Gray

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, He had not the method of making a fortune. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about poor
#18848 Thomas Gray

I shall be but a shrimp of an author. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about author
#18849 Thomas Gray

Comus and his midnight crew. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about night
#18850 Thomas Gray

While bright-eyed Science watches round. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about right
#18852 Thomas Gray

And weep the more, because I weep in vain. .

Thomas Gray
#18853 Thomas Gray

Rich windows that exclude the light, And passages that lead to nothing. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about light
#18854 Thomas Gray

The social smile, the sympathetic tear. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about smile
#18855 Thomas Gray

When love could teach a monarch to be wise, And gospel-light first dawn'd from Bullen's eyes. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about love
#18856 Thomas Gray

Now as the Paradisiacal pleasures of the Mahometans consist in playing upon the flute and lying with Houris, be mine to read eternal new romances of Marivaux and Crebillon. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about romance
#18857 Thomas Gray

Behind the steps that Misery treads Approaching Comfort view: The hues of bliss more brightly glow Chastised by sabler tints of woe, And blended form, with artful strife, The strength and harmony of life. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about life
#18858 Thomas Gray

See the wretch that long has tost On the thorny bed of pain, At length repair his vigour lost, And breathe and walk again: The meanest floweret of the vale, The simplest note that swells the gale, The common sun, the air, the skies, To him are opening paradise. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about pain
#18859 Thomas Gray

And hie him home, at evening's close, To sweet repast and calm repose. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about past
#18860 Thomas Gray

From toil he wins his spirits light, From busy day the peaceful night; Rich, from the very want of wealth, In heaven's best treasures, peace and health. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about peace
#18861 Thomas Gray

From Helicon's harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy progress take. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about progress
#18862 Thomas Gray

Glance their many-twinkling feet. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about man
#18863 Thomas Gray

O'er her warm cheek and rising bosom move The bloom of young Desire and purple light of Love. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about war
#18864 Thomas Gray

Her track, where'er the goddess roves, Glory pursue, and gen'rous shame, Th' unconquerable mind, 3 and freedom's holy flame. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about god
#18865 Thomas Gray

Far from the sun and summer-gale, In thy green lap was Nature's Darling laid. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about sun
#18866 Thomas Gray

Or ope the sacred source of sympathetic tears. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about path
#18867 Thomas Gray

He passed the flaming bounds of place and time: The living throne, the sapphire-blaze, Where angels tremble, while they gaze, He saw; but blasted with excess of light, Closed his eyes in endless night. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about time
#18868 Thomas Gray

Bright-eyed Fancy, hov'ring o'er, Scatters from her pictured urn Thoughts that breathe and words that burn. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about words
#18869 Thomas Gray

Beyond the limits of a vulgar fate, Beneath the good how far,—but far above the great. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about fate
#18870 Thomas Gray

Ye distant spires, ye antique towers, That crown the wat'ry glade. .

Thomas Gray
#18871 Thomas Gray

Ah, happy hills! ah, pleasing shade! Ah, fields beloved in vain! Where once my careless childhood stray'd, A stranger yet to pain! I feel the gales that from ye blow A momentary bliss bestow. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about love
#18872 Thomas Gray

Still as they run they look behind, They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about fear
#18873 Thomas Gray

Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed, Less pleasing when possest; The tear forgot as soon as shed, The sunshine of the breast. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about hope
#18874 Thomas Gray

Alas, regardless of their doom, The little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, Nor care beyond today. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about care
#18875 Thomas Gray

Ah, tell them they are men! .

Thomas Gray Quotes about men
#18876 Thomas Gray

Grim-visaged comfortless Despair. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about age
#18877 Thomas Gray

And moody madness laughing wild Amid severest woe. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about wild
#18878 Thomas Gray

To each his suff'rings: all are men, Condemn'd alike to groan, The tender for another's pain; Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet ah! why should they know their fate? Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies. Thought would destroy their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about happiness
#18879 Thomas Gray

'Twas on a lofty vase's side, Where China's gayest art had dyed The azure flowers, that blow; Demurest of the tabby kind, The pensive Selima reclined, Gazed on the lake below. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about art
#18880 Thomas Gray

What female heart can gold despise? What cat's averse to fish? .

Thomas Gray Quotes about art
#18881 Thomas Gray

No dolphin came, no Nereid stirred; Nor cruel Tom, nor Susan heard. A favourite has no friend! .

Thomas Gray Quotes about friend
#18882 Thomas Gray

Not all that tempts your wandering eyes And heedless hearts, is lawful prize; Nor all that glisters gold. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about art
#18883 Thomas Gray

The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about war
#18884 Thomas Gray

Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about light
#18885 Thomas Gray

Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tow'r The moping owl does to the moon complain. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about man
#18886 Thomas Gray

Each in his narrow cell forever laid, The rude Forefathers of the hamlet sleep. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about sleep
#18887 Thomas Gray

The breezy call of incense-breathing morn. .

Thomas Gray
#18888 Thomas Gray

For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn, Or busy housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about art
#18889 Thomas Gray

Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. .

Thomas Gray Quotes about joy

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