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" Here rests his head upon the lap of earth A youth, to fortune and to fame unknown: Fair science frown'd not on his humble birth, And melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere... "
The Fisher's Daughter: Or, The Wanderings of Wolf, & the Fortunes of Alfred ... - Page 78
de Mrs. Catherine George Ward Mason - 1825 - 912 pages
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Progressive Exercises in English Composition

Richard Green Parker - 1833 - 120 pages
...close Up yonder hill the village murmur rose. 6. Here rests his head upon the lap of earth, A youth to fortune and to fame unknown. Fair science frown'd not on his humble birth, And melancholy marked him for her own. 7. Live, while you live, the epicure would say, And seize the...
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Friendly contributions, for the benefit of three infant schools ..., Volume 1

Friendly contributions - 1836 - 292 pages
...a schoolmaster in a king's ship : I never saw him without thinking on Gray's lines : — " A youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown, Fair science frown'd not on his humble birth." He died of consumption in his 24th year. Pours forth his pious counsels to the young, And dear ones...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 5

1839 - 914 pages
...What shadows we are, — what shadows we pursue ! Here rests, his head upon the lap of earth, A youth, to fortune and to fame unknown ; Fair science frown'd not on his humble birth, And Melancholy mark'd him for her own. But in the harrowing recollections of that disastrous day, let...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

1840 - 372 pages
...the stone beneath yon aged thorn." THE EPITAPH. Here rests his head upon the lap of earth, A youth to fortune and to fame unknown, Fair Science frown'd not on his humble birth, And Melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere, Heaven did a recompense...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 292 pages
...the stone beneath yon aged thorn." THE EPITAPH.* HIKE rests his head upon the lap of earth A youth; to fortune and to fame unknown: Fair science frown'd not on his humble birth, And melancholy mark'd him for her own. appeared but in the form of a note ; but, as Mr. Mason observes,...
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The book of poetry [ed. by B.G. Johns].

Book - 1841 - 164 pages
...the stone beneath yon aged thorn." THE EPITAPH. Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth, A youth to fortune and to fame unknown ; Fair Science frown'd not on his humble birth, And Melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere — Heav'n did a...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1843 - 222 pages
...tongue. / f 4/* . Efiitafih. TSM"- ' • 7 Here rests his head upon the lap of earth, / • " ii A youth to fortune and to fame unknown ; Fair science frown'd not on his humble birtli, And melancholy mark'd him for her own. , x- / -.T /_ Large was his bcmnty , and his soul sincere...
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Elements of Rhetoric and Literary Criticism: With Copious Practical ...

James Robert Boyd - 1844 - 372 pages
...servedly admired. We quote it, though familiar : " Here rests his head upon the lap of earth, A youth to fortune and to fame unknown ; Fair Science frown'd not on his humble birth, And Melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere ; Heaven did a recompense...
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The American Elocutionist: Comprising "Lessons in Enunciation', "Exercises ...

William Russell - 1844 - 428 pages
...a poor orphan boy ! Klmo rate of utterance : 1. Here rests his head, upon the lap of earth, A youth to fortune and to fame unknown ; — Fair science frown'd not on his humble birth ; And melancholy, mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty and his soul sincere ; Heaven did a...
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The Poetical Works of Collins, Gray, and Beattie: With a Memoir of Each

William Collins - 1844 - 324 pages
...the «tone heneath yon aged thorn. THE EPITAPH. HERE rests his head upon the lap of Earth, A Youth, to Fortune and to Fame unknown ; Fair Science frown'd not on his humble hirth, And Melancholy mark'd him for her own. Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere, Heav'n did...
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