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Thomas Gray

1716–1771. English poet. { Thomas Gray Archive }

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Jane of Lantern Hill (1)

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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (1)

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (1751 poem)

Some village Hampden, that with dauntless breast
   The little tyrant of his fields withstood,
Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest,
   Some Cromwell, guiltless of his country’s blood. (Lines 57–60)

Jane of Lantern Hill, chapter 14 (“Behold a mute inglorious Milton in your dad”).


Gray, Thomas. Select Poems of Thomas Gray. Edited by William J. Rolfe. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1895. Online at