• Gray, Thomas

    Gray, Thomas

    Thomas Gray (1716 –1771) was a poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University. He began writing poems seriously in 1742, after a close friend, Richard West, died. His best known work is Elegy in a Country Churchyard, though he also wrote light verse including a mock elegy for Horace Walpole’s cat.


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