elegy written a country churchyard quotes

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And they that rule in England
In stately conclave met,
Alas, alas, for England
They have no graves as yet.
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 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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The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife,
Their sober wishes never learned to stray;
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The first of the undecoded messages read: "Popeye sits in thunder,
Unthought of. From that shoebox of an apartment,
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A country is strong which consists of wealthy families, every member of whom is interested in defending a common treasure; it is w ...
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