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Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray (26 December 1716 – 30 July 1771) was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar, and professor at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is widely known for his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, published in 1751.

Gray was an extremely self-critical writer who published only 13 poems in his lifetime, despite being very popular. He was even offered the position of Poet Laureate in 1757, though he declined. His writing is largely considered to be pre-Romantic.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 26th, 1716 (London), Died July 30th, 1771 (Cambridge)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-15618 12-in. 1/22/1915 Elegy written in a country churchyard Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  
Victor C-15619 12-in. 1/22/1915 Elegy written in a country churchyard Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gray, Thomas," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102470.

Gray, Thomas. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102470.

"Gray, Thomas." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102470

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