Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife,
Their sober wishes never learned to stray;
Along the cool sequestered vale of life
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
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Gray, Thomas. "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." 1751.
Gray, Thomas. "Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard" English Journies: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard and Other Poems. Penguin, 2009.