elegy written in country churchyard quotes

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One had to be versed in country things
Not to believe the phoebes wept.
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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If I had my way books would not be written in English, but in an exceedingly difficult secret language that only skilled professio ...
Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen. On the farm the weather was the grea ...
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book o ...
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