Thomas Gray quotes

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No man ever walked down to posterity with so small a book under his arm.
Each in his narrow cell for ever laid,
The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Let not ambition mock their useful toil,
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;
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The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
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Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear:
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Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth
A Youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown,
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Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife,
Their sober wishes never learned to stray;
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Where ignorance is bliss,
'Tis folly to be wise.
Ah happy hills! ah pleasing shade!
Ah fields beloved in vain!
Where once my careless childhood stray'd,
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