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  • n  the yard associated with a church
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  • Free Will Astrology
    July 4-10 by Rob Brezsny CANCER (June 21-July 22): Thomas Gray was a renowned 18th-century English poet best remembered for his "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." It was a short poem - only 986 words, which is less than the length of this horoscope column.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    July 4, 2013 - Creative Loafing Atlanta
Quotes

  • Thomas Gray in Stanford Daily
    The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,/The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea,wrote the poet Thomas Gray in "Elegy Written in a Churchyard."
  • Thomas Hardy in Times Online
    Hardy wrote: "So the baby was carried in a small deal box, under an ancient woman's shawl, to the churchyard that night, and buried by lantern-light, at the cost of a shilling and a pint of beer to the sexton, in that shabby corner of God's...
  • Samuel Johnson in Globe and Mail
    As Samuel Johnson said so famously of it: "The Churchyard abounds with images which find a mirror in every mind, and with sentiments to which every bosom returns an echo."

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