Thomas Gray's Eulogy (Heritage Press)


Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1951. Heritage Press.

Slipcase in good condition. Slightly faded at the edges and spine. Watermark on cover.

Written in 1750 and published 1751. The poem's origins are unknown, but it was partly inspired by Gray's thoughts following the death of the poet Richard West in 1742. Originally titled Stanzas Wrote in a Country Church-Yard, the poem was completed when Gray was living near St Giles'.