That from beneath the seat of Jove doth spring; Begin, and somewhat loudly sweep the string. Hence with denial vain, and coy excuse ; So may some gentle Muse With lucky words favour my destined urn ; And as he passes turn, And bid fair peace be to my... The Literary Magazine, and American Register - Page 202edited by - 1804Full view
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John Guillory, Professor John Guillory - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 392 pages
...funeral. Gray ends his poem here, where Milton begins: So may some gentle Muse With lucky words favor my destined Urn And as he passes turn And bid fair peace be to my sable Shroud. Milton's solution to the problem of premature death is to place Lycidas at the threshold between life...