Appreciation of "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"Which lines do you like best in this poem?

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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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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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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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