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What does "Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude forefathers of hamlet sleep"...
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It is a quotation from Grey's poem "Elegy in a Country Churchyard." It is a way of showing learning.
The line itself refers to a cemetery, where all the ancestors of a specific small village "sleep" in their graves.
He's saying, when I'm done with this task, I'll be done with life. All that's left is to bury me.
Posted by gbeatty on March 23, 2007 at 12:22 AM (Answer #1)
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