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
|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|
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