Gray's Elegy written in a country churchyard
Gray's Elegy written in a country churchyard
Gray's Elegy written in a country churchyard
Gray's Elegy written in a country churchyard

THOMAS GRAY (1716-1771)

Gray's Elegy written in a country churchyard

1751 England

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Thomas Gray started his 'Elegy' reportedly in the churchyard at Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire whilst he was reflecting on the death in 1742 of the poet Richard West. The remembrance of someone gone can be good and bad, he says. The poem was circulated within London circle by Horace Walpole,friend of Gray

This edition of 1914 by Adam and Charles Black of some 80 pages includes eight tipped-in illustrations by G F Nicholls.
Some marking to boards commensurate with age and use,front board illustration very clear,spine clean,pages very clean the three sides straight-cut and the lower side rough
Dimensions
Height 26.00 cm (10.24 inches)
Width 20.00 cm (7.87 inches)
Depth 1.80 cm (0.71 inches)
Signed/Inscribed
October 1914
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