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" Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet, ah ! why should they know their fate. Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise! No more; — where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise. "
The Works of Thomas Gray, Esq - Side 370
av Thomas Gray, William Mason - 1827 - 446 sider
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Imaging Education: The Media and Schools in America

Gene I. Maeroff - 1998 - 232 sider
...the Platonic ideal of schooling, should be left in its sublime innocence, which is to say, ignorance: Yet ah! Why should they know their fate? Since sorrow...paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, Tis folly to be wise. (Wain, 1969, p. 559) Too many American educators have taken Gray's ode to heart. BIBLIOGRAPHY...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 sider
...another's pain, Th' unfeeling for his own. tide on a Distant Prospect ofKton College (1747) I. 91 18 Thought would destroy their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise. (Me on a Distant Prospect of i:.ton Colleut' ( i 747) 1. чН; cf. Proverbs (114:13 19 Demurest...
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Fernando Pessoa and Nineteenth-century Anglo-American Literature

George Monteiro
...which is: To each his sufferings: all are men, Condemn'd alike to groan; The tender for another's pain, Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet, ah! why should they...more; — where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.5 Significantly, Pessoa considered no event in his life to have been more determinant than...
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The Elite of Our People: Joseph Willson's Sketches of Black Upper-Class Life ...

...wealth. 69. This is from the last stanza of Thomas Gray's "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College": Yet ah! why should they know their fate? Since sorrow...paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, Tis folly to be wise. 70. From Shakespeare's Othello, The Moor of Venice, act 3, scene 3, lines 342-43: He that...
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Thomas Gray: A Life

Robert L. Mack - 2000 - 718 sider
...rhetorical gesture which seeks at least temporarily to shield the young from such dread knowledge: Yet ah! why should they know their fate? Since sorrow...paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, Tis folly to be wise. (PTG 63) Unlike Gray's other poems commemorating West's death, the Eton Ode questions what...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - 2003 - 331 sider
...schoolboy was "a stranger yet to pain". "Black Misfortune' 'lies ahead; long may their innocence last: And happiness too swiftly flies. Thought would destroy...paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise. The 'Elegy', wrote Dr Johnson, abounds "with sentiments to which every bosom returns an echo"....
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The Niger Journal of Richard and John Lander

Richard Lander, John Lander - 2004 - 317 sider
...contented, happy and full of life. They think of little else — 'Thought would destroy their paradise.' 1 1 Yet ah ! why should they know their fate ? Since sorrow...paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise. Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College, II. 91-6. Sunday, October 3rd. —...
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Fresh from the Past: Recipes and Revelations from Moll Flanders' Kitchen

Sandra Sherman, Henry Chotkowski - 2004 - 387 sider
...Glasse's exact contemporary, the poet Thomas Gray, himself a cook, penned these immortal lines: . . . happiness too swiftly flies. Thought would destroy...paradise. No more, where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise. We should note that scholars dispute the size of eighteenth-century eggs, some claiming that...
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Literature, Literary History, and Cultural Memory

Herbert Grabes - 2005 - 378 sider
...and To each his sufferings; all are men, Condemned alike to groan; The tender for another's pain, The unfeeling for his own. Yet ah, why should they know...paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise. (History 144) He celebrates heroism and patriotism with Richard Lovelace's "TO LUCASTA, OR,...
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Sophia's Fire

Sango Mbella - 2005 - 292 sider
...person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is. -Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767 - 1835) Yet ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow...their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, T/'s folly to be wise. -Thomas Gray (1716- 1771) 125 - You must respect to be respected. There are...
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