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Gray, Thomas

(1716-1771) British writer. Thomas Gray was a forerunner of the Romantic period. Professor of History at Cambridge, Gray's poems include "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College" (1742) and "Sonnet on the Death of Richard West" (1775).

The Lives of the Poets
Samuel Johnson offers a detailed biographical profile of the author of "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard."

The Oxford Book of English Verse
Anthology of British poetry includes four works by the C18th poet, including "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard."

The Thomas Gray Interactive Hypermedia Archive
"The Thomas Gray (1716-1771) Interactive Hypermedia Archive is an online hypermedia environment for the study of the life and work of poet Thomas Gray. The Archive offers both annotated electronic editions of Gray's anthumously published English poems and additional materials" and much more.

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