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" Alas, I cannot see in the dark; nature has not furnished me with the optics of a cat. Must I pore upon mathematics? Alas, I cannot see in too much light; I am no eagle. It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four farthings... "
The Quarterly Review - Seite 6
1854
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Gray

Edmund Gosse - 1882 - 224 Seiten
...For such learning Gray had neither taste nor patience. " It is very possible," he writes to West, " that two and two make four, but I would not give four...the profits of life, give me the amusements of it." His account of the low condition of classic learning at Cambridge we must take with a grain of salt....
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Letters

Thomas Gray - 1884 - 4 Seiten
...I pore upon mathematics 1 Alas, I cannot see in too much light ; I am no eagle. It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four...who inspires me with any ambition of being like him. Surely it was of this place, now Cambridge,1 but formerly known by the name of Babylon, that the prophet...
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The Works of Thomas Gray: Letters

Thomas Gray - 1884 - 4 Seiten
...I pore upon mathematics ? Alas, I cannot see in too much light ; I am no eagle. It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four...farthings to demonstrate this ever so clearly ; and if 1 " In December 1736 there was an attempt at rebellion ; he declined to take degrees, and announced...
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Letters

Thomas Gray - 1884 - 4 Seiten
...I pore upon mathematics 1 Alas, I cannot see in too much light; I am no eagle. It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four...farthings to demonstrate this ever so clearly ; and if 1 "In December 1736 there was an attempt at rebellion; he declined to take degrees, and announced his...
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Zigzag Journeys in the British Isles, Or, Vacation Rambles in Historic Lands

Hezekiah Butterworth - 1889 - 320 Seiten
...the age of nineteen was entered as a pensioner at Cambridge. He had not a mathematical mind. " It is possible," he said, "that two and two make four; but I would not give four farthings to be able to demonstrate it." He devoted his time chiefly to the languages, history, and poetry. After...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray: English and Latin

Thomas Gray - 1891 - 319 Seiten
...able to give himself up to his friends and classical companions. "It is very possible," he writes, "that two and two make four, but I would not give...inspires me with any ambition of being like him." In his other letters while an undergraduate we see the melancholy — the melancholy of " II Penseroso...
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Gray's Poems

Thomas Gray - 1891 - 148 Seiten
...able to give himself up to his friends and classical companions. " It is very possible," he writes, " that two and two make four, but I would not give four...inspires me with any ambition of being like him." In his other letters from Cambridge we see the melancholy — the melancholy of H Penseroso — so...
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Murray's Magazine, Band 9

1891
...pore upon mathematics ? Alas ! I cannot see in too much light — I am no eagle. It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four...the profits of life, give me the amusements of it." We get a fairly good idea of one side of Gray from this ; but we may add to it a more complete portrait...
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Murray's Magazine, Band 9,Ausgaben 49-52

1891
...I pore upon mathematics ? Alas! I cannot see in too much light—I am no eagle. It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four...to demonstrate this ever so clearly; and if these he the profits of life, give me the amusements of it." We get a fairly good idea of one side of Gray...
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England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the ..., Band 2

William Connor Sydney - 1891
...I pore upon mathematics ? Alas ! I cannot be in too much light ; I am no eagle. It is very possible that two and two make four, but I would not give four farthings to demonstrate this ever so clearly. The historian of the ' Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' furnishes some interesting reminiscences...
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