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  • This from the Requiescat of Matthew Arnold, an elegy for a woman's spirit, with its concluding line: "Tonight it doth inherit the vasty hall of Death."†   (source)
  • W. H. Auden, in his great elegy "In Memory of W. B. Yeats" (1940), emphasizes the coldness of the day Yeats died.†   (source)
  • That mood in the poem is made colder and more desolate by Yeats's death, but also by our expectations of what we might call "the season of the elegy.†   (source)
  • Now, the traditional elegy, the pastoral elegy, has historically been written for a young man, a friend of the poet, often a poet himself, who died much too young.†   (source)
  • It's not about something the way an elegy is about the death of a young friend, for instance, or the way The Maltese Falcon is about solving the mystery of the fat man and the black bird.†   (source)
  • Typically the elegy turns him into a shepherd taken from his pasture (hence the pastoral part) at the height of spring or summer, and all nature, which should be rejoicing in its fullness, instead is sent into mourning for this beloved youth.†   (source)
  • He played the piano elegy that was Eleanor's favorite music, once a month or so, hitting the repeat button so it never stopped.†   (source)
  • It ran continuously, a man in his forties in a suit and tie, and all the sets were showing slow motion now, riding in a car with his confident wife, and the footage took on a sense of elegy, running ever slower, running down, a sense of greatness really, the car's regal gleam and the murder of some figure out of dimmest lore—a greatness, a kingliness, the terrible mist of tissue and skull, so massively slow, on Elm Street, and they got something to eat and went to the loft, where they played cards for a couple of hours and did not talk about Zapruder.†   (source)
  • The elegy to little Salathiel Pavy, the child actor, was honey from the lion's mouth.†   (source)
  • Yes, I hold Gray's Elegy in one hand; with the other I scoop out the bottom crumpet, that has absorbed all the butter and sticks to the bottom of the plate.†   (source)
  • Or, he would quote a few stanzas of Gray's Elegy, using that encyclopaedia of stock melancholy with rather indefinite application: "—Await alike th' inevitable hour, The paths of glory lead but to the grave."†   (source)
  • This boy's elegy is played among the traffic, thought Septimus.†   (source)
  • This is the ending of the elegy of the 'Jeune Malade' by Andre Chenier, by Andre Chenier whose throat was cut by the ras ...by the giants of '93.†   (source)
  • And there was such a solemn melody,
    'Twixt doleful songs, tears, and sad elegies,—
    Such as old grandames, watching by the dead,
    Are wont to outwear the night with.†   (source)
  • , according as the wind veered towards elegy or dithyrambs; and they spoke in low tones of the hopes which were presented by Monsieur, afterwards Charles X. The songs of the fishwomen, in which Napoleon was called Nicolas, were received there with transports of joy.†   (source)
  • So there being no copy, but one pair of cases, and the Elegy likely to require all the letter, no one could help him.†   (source)
  • Keimer's printing-house, I found, consisted of an old shatter'd press, and one small, worn-out font of English which he was then using himself, composing an Elegy on Aquila Rose, before mentioned, an ingenious young man, of excellent character, much respected in the town, clerk of the Assembly, and a pretty poet.†   (source)
  • I endeavor'd to put his press (which he had not yet us'd, and of which he understood nothing) into order fit to be work'd with; and, promising to come and print off his Elegy as soon as he should have got it ready, I return'd to Bradford's, who gave me a little job to do for the present, and there I lodged and dieted, A few days after, Keimer sent for me to print off the Elegy.†   (source)
  • Here one shepherd is sighing, there another is lamenting; there love songs are heard, here despairing elegies.†   (source)
  • There is a man haunts the forest that abuses our young plants with carving "Rosalind" on their barks; hangs odes upon hawthorns, and elegies on brambles; all, forsooth, deifying the name of Rosalind: if I could meet that fancy-monger, I would give him some good counsel, for he seems to have the quotidian of love upon him.†   (source)
  • Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.†   (source)
  • After your dire-lamenting elegies, Visit by night your lady's chamber-window With some sweet consort: to their instruments Tune a deploring dump; the night's dead silence Will well become such sweet-complaining grievance.†   (source)
  • I will buy some ewes and everything else requisite for the pastoral calling; and, I under the name of the shepherd Quixotize and thou as the shepherd Panzino, we will roam the woods and groves and meadows singing songs here, lamenting in elegies there, drinking of the crystal waters of the springs or limpid brooks or flowing rivers.†   (source)
  • Their name, their years, spelt by th' unletter'd muse,
    The place of fame and elegy supply:
    And many a holy text around she strews,
    That teach the rustic moralist to die.†   (source)
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