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Thomas Gray
Birth: Dec. 26, 1716
Death: Jul. 31, 1771

Gray is a 'one-hit wonder', the author of the renowned 'Elegy written in a Country Churchchyard' which contains numerous phrases which have entered the English language ('far from the madding crowd', 'full many a flower is born to blush unseen', etc. ) but also a verse which could be Find-A-Grave's own anthem:'The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave,Awaits alike th'inevitable hour:The paths of glory lead but to the grave'.Actually much of his other verse in also of high quality ('Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College', 'Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat'), but the Elegy is the one which made the grade.The Elegy was written in the churchyard of St. Giles, Stoke Poges, near where Gray lived with his relatives and where he is buried. Nearby is a dramatic memorial to Gray designed by James Wyatt, positioned by Humphry Repton and erected by John Penn (a son of William Penn.) (bio by: David Conway) 
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  Dorothy Antrobus Gray (____ - 1753)
St Giles Churchyard
Stoke Poges
South Bucks District
Buckinghamshire, England
Plot: In the churchyard which he made famous
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: David Conway
Record added: Nov 05, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5931380
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Angel Day Blessings and rest in peace.
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