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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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Five Years' Residence in the Canadas: Including a Tour Through ..., Volume 1

Edward Allen Talbot - Canada - 1824
...as the present inhabitants of Canada. The beautiful lines of Gray, . •• /a> -r--\\ Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear, &c. are, for aught I know, as applicable to Canada as to any other part of the world, whether you regard...
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Essays and Letters ... With a short memoir of the author

John Kitto - 1825 - 210 pages
...friends, few of them will be found ready to render him efficacious assistance, and thus — 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 dcsart air. * What then is happiness...
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An Address Delivered Before the American Education Society, in Boston, May ...

Edward Dorr Griffin - Education - 1825 - 12 pages
...mind in the west, which otherwise would have been lost to their country and to mankind. " Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear ; Full many a flow'r is born to blush unseen And waste its sweetness on the desert air." Are you a patriot then ?...
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All the Apostles of the Bible

Herbert Lockyer - Religion - 1988 - 288 pages
...fire; Hands that the rod of empire might have swayed, Or waked to ecstacy the living lyre. 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 wastes its sweetness on the desert air. These lines may be true...
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Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 645 pages
...- From Thomas Gray's (171671) "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" (1742-50, 1751): "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" (lines 53-56). 12.1209...
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"In the Beginning ...": A Verse-by-verse Commentary on the Book of Genesis ...

John R. Rice - Bible - 2000 - 559 pages
...may bring forth food out of the earth. ..." Gray's "Elegy in a Country Churchyard" says: 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. Oh, what infinite capacity...
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Gender Differences: Their Impact on Public Policy

Mary Lou Kendrigan - Political Science - 1991 - 249 pages
...1962). 8. As Thomas Gray wrote in Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (1742— 1750): "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. I ... I Some village-Hampden,...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...annals of the poor. (I. 29—32) 9 The paths of glory lead but to the grave. (1. 36) 10 Full many a P. Hazen flower is born to blush unseen. And waste its sweetness on the desert air. (1. 53—56) 1 1 Far from...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 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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Declaring Independence: Jefferson, Natural Language & the Culture of Performance

Jay Fliegelman - History - 1993 - 268 pages
...reflects on the great careers of which an early death has cheated those entombed before him: Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear Full many a flower is borne to blush unseen. And waste its fragrance on the desert air.12 The fate of talented...
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