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  • Paperback: 94 pages
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (June 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1175130435
  • ISBN-13: 978-1175130433
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.2 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,815,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert O. Adair on November 8, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Thomas Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard is
one of the truly great poems of English literature.
There is a classic introduction to the poem
by Hugh Walpole.

The main attraction of this edition is the splendid
illustrations by Agnes Miller Parker sketched in
the same country churchyard at Stoke Poges.

Thomas Gray was born at his father's house in
Cornhill. London on December 26, 1716.
Part of his education was going on The Grand Tour,
visiting all sorts of historic places in Europe and
the East which was very much in vogue at that
time. It was considered a sort of equivalent for
a college education and unintentionally laid the
groundwork for the travel industry.

When Gray's father died in 1741, he lived for a
time with his mother at Stoke Poges. In 1742
he went to Peterhouse College at Cambridge,
receiving a B.A, in Civil Law and becoming a
resident of that college. From then on till 1759
he divided his life between Cambridge and Stoke
Poges. Although he was a member of Peterhouse,
it was at Pembroke College that he found his real
friends a made his true life.

Stoke Poges is an affluent village and civil parish
in the South Buckinghamshire district of Buckinghamshire,
England. It is in the south of the county, about
three miles north of Slough and a mile east of Farnham
Common. In the name Stoke Poges, stoke means "a stockaded
place". In the Domesday Book of 1086, the village was
recorded as Stoche. William Fitz-Ansculf, who held the
manor in 1086 (in the grounds of which the Norman parish
church was built), later became known as William Stoches
or William of Stoke.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cookiehood on August 15, 2011
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I was more than happy when I received my purchase in the mail. The book was beautiful and in mint condition. It had some of the most wonderful wood block prints in it that I have ever seen. I wouldn't hesitate to order again, and again, and again!!!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Donald P. Jennings on February 6, 2010
Format: Paperback
The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r,
And All that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave,
Await alike the inevitable hour:
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.

Sublime!
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