Thomas Gray Quote
The poems of Thomas Gray with critical notes, a life of the author, by John Mitford, Cochrane, 1814, p. 24
“Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere, Heaven did a recompense as largely send; He gave to misery (all he had) a tear, He gain'd from Heaven ('twas all he wish'd) a friend.”
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (1750)
Sonnet, On the Death of Mr. West; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
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.
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