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" Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er... "
Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ... - Page 385
by John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 pages
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - 1998 - 360 pages
...a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by th' unlettered Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply: And many a holy text around she strews, That teach...Forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind?...
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Jude the Obscure

Thomas Hardy - 1999 - 520 pages
...a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by th' unletter'd Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply: And many a holy text around she strews, That teach...forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign 'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind?...
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Traveling: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry

John Reid - 2005 - 151 pages
...a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by th' unlettered muse, The place of fame and elegy supply; And many a holy text around she strews That teach...Forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind?...
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Songs of Ourselves

Cambridge International Examinations - 2005 - 265 pages
...a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by th' unlettered muse, The place of fame and elegy supply: And many a holy text around she strews, That teach...Forgetfulness a prey. This pleasing anxious being e'er resigned. Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing lingering look behind?...
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Leading Lives That Matter: What We Should Do and Who We Should Be

Mark R. Schwen, Dorothy C. Bass - 2006 - 545 pages
...a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by th' unletter'd muse, The place of fame and elegy supply: And many a holy text around she strews, That teach...cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling'ring look behind? On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires; E'en from the...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - 2006 - 486 pages
...a sigh. Their name, their years, spelt by th' unletter'd muse, The place of fame and elegy supply: And many a holy text around she strews, That teach...resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing ling' ring look behind? On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some...
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