Thomas Gray

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Noun1.Thomas Gray - English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)Thomas Gray - English poet best known for his elegy written in a country churchyard (1716-1771)
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1716: Thomas Gray, poet best known for his Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard, was born in London.
where ignorance is bliss, / Tis folly to be wise " ; " Sonnet on the Death of Richard West " (1775); " Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes " (1748), light verse in the neoclassic manner; Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, his most famous work; " The Bard " (1757); " The Progress of Poesy " (1759), on the power of music; " The Fatal Sisters " and " The Descent of Odin " (1761), both in imitation of early Welsh and Norse verse.
Such is the dedication to her work, when commissioned to illustrate Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (The Limited Editions Club, Raven Press 1938) she visited the same churchyard to make preliminary drawings for it.