Phelps, William Lyon. Introduction to Selections from the Poetry and Prose of Thomas Gray, pp. xiiv-xxxix. Boston: Ginn & Company, Publishers, 1894.
Provides an overview of Gray's life and how his experiences affected his writings.
Rawson, Claude. Introduction to Collected Poems of Thomas Parnell, pp. 15-42. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1989.
Weaves together Parnell's experiences with summaries of his works.
Brodwin, Stanley. “The ‘Denial of Death’ in William Cullen Bryant and Walt Whitman.” In William Cullen Bryant and His...
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