Who is Thomas Gray?

  • (noun): English poet best known for his elegy written in a country church-yard (1716-1771).
    Synonyms: Gray

Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray (26 December 1716 – 30 July 1771) was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University. He is widely known for his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, published in 1751.

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Thomas Gray - Honors
... John Penn "of Stoke" had a memorial to Gray installed in the churchyard and engraved with the "Elegy" ... Gray's biographer William Mason erected a monument to him, designed by John Bacon the Elder, in Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey in 1778 ...
Thomas Gray (disambiguation)
... Thomas Gray was an English poet, classical scholar and professor of Cambridge University ... Thomas Gray may also refer to Thomas Grey, chronicler, whose surname is often spelled 'Gray' Thomas Gray (MP) (c. 1359–1400), British Member of Parliament for Northumberland Thomas Cecil Gray (1913–2008), English anaesthesiologist Thomas Gray (1788–1848), British railway advocate Thomas ...

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    O Sovereign of the willing soul,
    Parent of sweet and solemn-breathing airs,
    Enchanting shell!
    Thomas Gray (1716–1771)

    He saw: but blasted with excess of light,
    Closed his eyes in endless night.
    —Thomas Gray (1716–1771)

    In a fiercely mourning house in a crooked year.
    —Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)