[Sketch of his Own Character]

1 Too poor for a bribe and too proud to importune,
2 He had not the method of making a fortune:
3 Could love and could hate, so was thought somewhat odd;
4 No very great wit, he believed in a God.
5 A post or a pension he did not desire,
6 But left church and state to Charles Townshend and Squire.


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Title (in Source Edition): [Sketch of his Own Character]
Author: Thomas Gray
Themes: humour

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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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