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" Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear : Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village- Hampden, that, with dauntless breast, The little tyrant of his fields withstood,... "
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The Annual Biography and Obituary, Volume 3

Great Britain - 1819
...thought with Gray; and was not a little consoled, perhaps, by the repetition of his Verses: " Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness in the desert air!" Mr. Beloe, to avoid this...
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The baptist Magazine

1819
...labours. But for this the language of the poet had been exemplified in their case : — " Full many a gem of purest ray serene. The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear! Full many a flower is born to blush unseen. And waste its fragrance on the desertair." It is only a few, the force...
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Walks Through Ireland in the Years 1812, 1814, and 1817: Described in a ...

John Bernard Trotter - Ireland - 1819 - 599 pages
...admirable! Never, in any spot, could be more justly pronounced the poet's lines! — " Full many a gem of purest ray serene , The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear, And many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness in the desert air." Have you not...
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Poems and Letters of Thomas Gray: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings

Thomas Gray, William Mason - English literature - 1820 - 527 pages
...unroll ; Chill Penury repress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul. Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear : Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village Hampden, that...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - Elocution - 1819 - 360 pages
...enroll ; Chill penury refiress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul. Full many a gem, of purest ray serene, The dark, unfathom'd caves of ocean bear ; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness dn the desert air. Some village Hampden, that,...
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An Essay on Genius: Or, The Philosophy of Literature

John Duncan (philosophical writer.) - Genius - 1820 - 118 pages
...Shakespeare, Newton, and Milton, and many other celebrated names, would have been unknown. " Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear ; Full many a flow'r is born to bbieh unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air." A distinction is, certainly,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 91, Part 2; Volume 130

Early English newspapers - 1821
...true. I shall take but one instance from many. The following well-known lines of the first-mentioned Poet " Full many a gem of purest ray serene . The dark unfathom'd caves of Ocean bear, Full many a flower is born to blush unseen. And waste its sweetness on the desert air," are evidently taken from...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for ..., Volume 91, Part 2

English essays - 1821
...but one instance from many. The following well-known line) of the first-mentioued Poet " Fall many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of Ocean bear, Full many a Bower is bom lo blush unseen. And waste its sweetness on the desert air," are evidently taken from...
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The Wreath: A Collection of Poems from Celebrated English Authors

English poetry - 1821 - 259 pages
...unroll; Chill penury repress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul. Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark, unfathom'd caves of ocean bear ; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village Hampden, that,...
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The Poems of Thomas Gray: Embellished with Engravings from the Designs of ...

Thomas Gray - English poetry - 1821 - 134 pages
...unroll ; Chill penury repress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul. Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village-Hampden, that,...
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