Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth
A youth to fortune and to fame unknown.
Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth,
And Melancholy marked him for her own.

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Original Citation

Gray, Thomas. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. London: Robert Dodsley, 1751.

Current Citation

Gray, Thomas. "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." Elegy Written In Country Churchyard and Other Poems. Penguin Classics, 2009.