Thomas Gray Quotes (125 quotes)
The poetical works of Thomas Gray (1854 edition)
The poems of Thomas Gray with critical notes, a life of the author... by John Mitford (1814 edition)
“Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.”
The works of Thomas Gray (ed. by J. Mitford). (1836 edition)
“Daughter of Jove, relentless power,
Thou tamer of the human breast,
Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour
The bad affright, afflict the best!”
Hymn to Adversity, St. 1 (1742).
“What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know,
And from her own she learned to melt at others' woe.”
Hymn to Adversity, St. 2 (1742).
“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.”
The Triumphs of Owen. A Fragment, from Mr. Evans's Specimens of the Welch Poetry (1764).
Descent of Odin, Line 71 (1761).
The Fatal Sisters (1761), line 3.
“Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune,
He had not the method of making a fortune.”
On His Own Character (1761).
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas Gray
Born: December 26, 1716
Died: June 30, 1771 (aged 54)
Occupation: Poet, historian
Bio: Thomas Gray was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University.