Questions tagged [thomas-gray]

Thomas Gray (1716–1771), English poet, known for "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard".

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
1answer
296 views

What did Gray mean by “where ignorance is bliss,'tis folly to be wise”?

Here's the last stanza of Thomas Gray's 1742 poem, 'Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College': To each his suff'rings: all are men,       Condemn'd alike to groan, The tender for another's ...