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"If there were no comma after ''strife,'' the sense of this couplet would be precisely the opposite of what Gray intended. No wonder he was particular about his punctuation."

Crews, Frederick, and Schor, The Borzoi Handbook for Writers. New York: Alfred Kopf, inc., 1989.

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"''The four stanzas, beginning 'Yet even these bones,' are to me original: I have never seen the notions in any other place: yet he that reads them here persuades himself that he has always felt them.'' Johnson (cf. Boswell's Johnson, 1775, aetat. 66).
Johnson's comment well illustrates Pope's line in the Essay on Criticism: 'What oft was thought but ne'er so well expressed' which gives us briefly the aim and achievement of the best 18th century poetry."

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"Thus in Fraser MS.:
And at the Shrine (crown written above) of Luxury and Pride / Burn (deleted, With written above) Incense hallowed in (by written above, kindled at written below) the Muse's Flame."

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"[The Elegy written in a [...]" E. Gosse, 1884.

"Milton perhaps first used the word in Il Penseroso - 'storied windows,' that is representing ancient story. Pope has, Essay on Man IV. 303, 'the trophy'd arches, story'd halls.' Pattison says this is a Miltonic epithet misapplied - since it can only mean 'halls famed in story.' Why may it not mean 'halls adorned with painted records, - genealogical trees &c.'?"

"Although nearly all the editors [...]" W. Lyon Phelps, 1894.

"J. Young, in his Criticism on the Elegy (1783) p. 31, complained that 'storied' needed explaining as meaning 'having stories figured upon it' i.e. inscribed. Cp. 'And storied Windows richly dight', Il Penseroso 159; 'The trophy'd arches, story'd halls', Pope, Essay on Man iv 303; 'the awful bust / And storied arch', Akenside, Pleasures of Imagination ii 735-6."

"The ''Elegy Written in a [...]" J. Bradshaw, 1903 [1st ed. 1891].

"An urn with an inscription on it, a common form of funereal monument in imitation more or less of the antique* [*Footnote: See additional note, p. 291.]. The 'pictured urn' of Progress of Poesy, , which Dr Bradshaw here compares is quite a different thing."

"Mason, in his Memoirs of [...]" D.C. Tovey, 1922 [1st ed. 1898].

"Cf. Pope, Temple of Fame, ll. 73, 74:

''Heroes in animated marble frown,
And legislators seem to think in stone.''
But the original both for Gray and Pope is Virgil, Aen. vi. 848, 849:
''Excudent alii spirantia mollius aera,
Credo equidem; vivos ducent de marmore vultus.''
'Others shall beat out the breathing bronze to softer lines; I believe it well; shall draw living lineaments from the marble.' (Mackail.)
Cf. Georg. III. 34:
''Stabunt et Parii lapides, spirantia signa.''
['There too shall stand breathing images in Parian stone.' Id.]
The expression is rescued from the charge of imitation or conventionalism by the thought which it is made to serve, that all the skill of the artist in simulating the breath of life cannot bring it 'back to its mansion.' "

"To the title of the [...]" D.C. Tovey, 1922 [1st ed. 1898].

"As if alive or breathing. Cp. Virgil, Georgics iii 34: Stabunt et Parii lapides, spirantia signa (Here too shall stand Parian marbles, statues that breathe); and Aeneid vi 847-8: excudent alii spirantia mollius aera, / (credo equidem), vivos ducent de marmore voltus (Others, I doubt not, shall beat out the breathing bronze with softer lines; shall from marble draw forth the features of life); and Pope, Temple of Fame 73: 'Heroes in animated Marble frown'. G[ray]. uses the conventional epithet ironically."