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Thomas Gray

(1716—1771) poet and literary scholar

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Gray, Thomas

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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2006
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Literature
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In recent years, literary critics and biographers have transformed our understanding of Thomas Gray (1716–1771) and of his

Gray, Thomas

Gray, Thomas (1716–71)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

(1716–71).

The poet and scholar was an enthusiast for earlier English and European literature. His commonplace books contain

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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35 words

His masterpiece was “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” (1751). Other poems include “Ode on the Death of

Gray, Thomas

Gray, Thomas (1716–71)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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Gray’s wide-ranging literary and antiquarian interests were reflected in his collecting, which mainly comprised books on English literature and history (later, natural history as well), ... More
Gray, Thomas

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Adam Roberts

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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2011

Dickens was fond of his Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard (1751); ‘I am ashamed to say of Gray's Church’, he wrote to the Countess Blessington, ...

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