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    I want a help in the poem of Thomas Grey!

    This is a stanza of the great poet (Thomas Grey) from his poem (Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard):

    45. Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid
    46. Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire;
    47. Hands, that the rod of empire might have sway'd,

    48. Or wak'd to ecstasy the living lyre.

    What does it mean the line that is underlined?

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    Re: I want a help in the poem of Thomas Grey!

    this link might help you . . .

    Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

    Rod of empire: scepter held by a king or an emperor during ceremonies.
    One of the humble country folk in the cemetery might have become a king or an emperor if he had been given the opportunity

    Last edited by Svaneska; 09-Apr-2008 at 14:17.

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    Re: I want a help in the poem of Thomas Grey!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mhd shaher View Post

    I want [a] help in the poem of Thomas Grey!
    Don't use 'a' with help, Mhd.

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