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Appreciation of "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"Which lines do you like best in...

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ranu | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 4, 2007 at 2:21 AM via web

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Appreciation of "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"

Which lines do you like best in this poem?

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Scott Locklear | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted September 4, 2007 at 9:17 AM (Answer #2)

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Hmmm...Gray certainly can write some beautiful lines (even if, unfortunately, they do rhyme). I'm going to go with this one:

The breezy call of incense-breathing Morn 

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alexb2 | eNotes Employee

Posted September 4, 2007 at 9:25 AM (Answer #3)

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The first part of the epitaph is my favorite:

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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alexb2 | eNotes Employee

Posted September 4, 2007 at 9:26 AM (Answer #4)

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Hmmm...Gray certainly can write some beautiful lines (even if, unfortunately, they do rhyme). I'm going to go with this one:

The breezy call of incense-breathing Morn 

  Not a fan of rhymes?

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