[Parody on an Epitaph]

1 Now clean, now hideous, mellow now, now gruff,
2 She swept, she hissed, she ripened and grew rough,
3 At Broom, Pendragon, Appleby and Brough.


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Title (in Source Edition): [Parody on an Epitaph]
Author: Thomas Gray
Themes: humour
Genres: mock epitaph; satire

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Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771. Thomas Gray: English poems. Web. Oxford: Thomas Gray Archive, 2002. http://www.thomasgray.org/texts/poems.shtml

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