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" The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds 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 landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness... "
Graded City Speller: Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Year Grades - Seite 288
von William Estabrook Chancellor - 1908
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Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future

Alan D. Chalmers - 1995 - 175 Seiten
...prospect of his own impending death: The Curfew tolls the Knell of parting Day, The lowing Herd wind slowly o'er the Lea, The Plow-man homeward plods his weary Way, And leaves the World to Darkness, and to me.16 The quiet rural world of the elegy "dies" with him, is obscured...
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Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form

Philip Hobsbaum - 1996 - 196 Seiten
...day, The lowing herd wind 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...droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds. This verse-pattern is far better suited to the topic of Gray's 'Elegy' — untimely death and...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 Seiten
...Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 70, set. 1 1 . The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering...droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds. THOMAS GRAY, (1716-1771) British poet. "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," st. 1-2 (1751)....
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Threshold

Bill Myers - 1997 - 331 Seiten
...seventy. She let up some, but not much. The curfew tolls the knell of parting 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. Momma sat in the front pew, keeping her eyes fixed on the Reverend...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 Seiten
...day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves pulse of the machine; A being breathing thoughtful...planned, To warn, to comfort, and command. 12820 folds. 4291 Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Let not ambitlon mock their useful toil, Their homely...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - 1998 - 360 Seiten
...Country Churchyard" employs the form: The curfew tolls the knell of parting 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. Hexameter: Poetic line of six feet, as in the last lines of the stanzas...
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Rereading Russian Poetry

Stephanie Sandler - 1999 - 365 Seiten
...ELEGY Written in a Country Church Yard. The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The plowman homeward plods his...and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, 5 And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight,...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 Seiten
...day, The lowing herd wind 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 holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning (light, And...
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Gainsborough's Vision

Amal Asfour, Dr Paul Williamson, Paul Williamson - 1999 - 325 Seiten
...dissimilar to that painted by Gainsborough: The curfew tolls the knell of parting 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. 82 The strong presence of the sensitive, subjective observer is, of...
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Thomas Gray: A Life

Robert L. Mack - 2000 - 718 Seiten
...day, The lowing herd wind 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...droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds; The poet of the Elegy is remarkably alive to almost everything around him. The specific details...
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