contemplatist

contemplatist

(kənˈtɛmpləˌtɪst)
n
obsolete a contemplator
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Other corrective examples are more discernibly imitative: Henry Jones's The Rlelief or Day Thoughts (1754) parodies the enthusiastic register of Edward Young's Night Thoughts (1742-45), replete with rhetorical questions and exclamation marks; John Cunningham's "The Contemplatist: A Night-Piece" (1762), while only slightly less subdued, uneasily adopts Gray's elegiac stanzas in its attempt to counter the "rancour" of the raven and other "angry elements" of the graveyard setting (181).