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"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"
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"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"

Thomas Gray, 1751

From when I was a small boy, I have always liked to wander about a cemetery and read the inscriptions on the stones, and wonder what the people who lay there were like, and what kind of life they led. Sometimes you find a small clue in the dates: this woman must have died in childbirth; this man with the grave-marker of a veteran was just the righ…

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Word & Song by Anthony Esolen
Poetry Aloud
Poetry Aloud will help you learn how to read poetry with your ears. Unlike children with bad table manners, poetry is meant to be heard and not just seen. Join Anthony Esolen every other week (or so) as he introduces and discusses a longish poem and then reads it aloud.
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