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" The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness... "
Wissenschaftliche Grammatik der englischen Sprache von E. Fiedler (C. Sachs). - Page 75
by Eduard Fiedler - 1850
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 472 pages
...day, The lowing herd wind slowly o 'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering...beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds : Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tower, The moping owl does to the moon complain...
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The book of English poetry, with critical and biogr. sketches of the poets

English poetry - 1853
...ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD. THE curfew tolls the knell of parting day ; The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea ; The ploughman homeward...and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds ; Save where the beetle wheels his drony flight, And...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray - 1853 - 223 pages
...is the time incorrect; and a knell is not tolled for the parting, but for the parted. * And leaves the world to darkness and to me.' * Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight.' Here the incidents, instead of being progressive, fall back, and make the picture confused...
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The book of celebrated poems

Book - 1854 - 448 pages
...o'er the globe, Companions of the spring. ELEGY, WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD. THE curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herds wind slowly...beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant fold : Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tower, The moping owl does to the moon complain...
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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - Elocution - 1854 - 426 pages
...life to ambition and sordid avarice. 33. Elegy written in a Country Churchyard. THE curfew tolls — the knell of parting day, — The lowing herds wind...beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds; — I Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tower, The moping owl does to the moon...
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The Boy's Second Help to Reading: A Selection of Choice Passages from ...

Theodore Alors W. Buckley - Children's literature, English - 1854 - 312 pages
...yards together, seated. in; GBAY. Tns curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods...beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds. Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tower, The moping owl does to the moon complain...
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An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Thomas Gray - Poetry, English - 1854 - 46 pages
.... William Measom . . 24 AN ELEGY. THE curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods...beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds : ..г/ Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tow'r, The moping owl does to the...
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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the len, The plowman homewards plods his wcnry way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering...beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds. i Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tower, The moping owl does to the moon...
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...know the opening of Gray's Elegy by heart: The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods...beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds: and you will remember that Gray establishes the mood appropriate for his Elegy...
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The End of Literary Theory

Stein Haugrom Olsen - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 232 pages
...Churchyard', with FW Halt-son's comments: The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea. The ploughman homeward plods...beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds; It is true that cattle do not normally 'low' or 'wind' their way at sunset,...
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