Travel is a caprice in childhood, a passion in youth, a necessity in manhood, and an elegy in old age.
Can we not force from widowed poetry, Now thou art dead, great Donne, one elegy To crown thy hearse?thomas carew
Their name, their years, spelt by the unlettered muse, The place of fame and elegy supply: And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die.thomas gray
It seems to me that, with but slight reserve and modification, we may apply to our departed friend his own pathetic and beautiful elegy upon another.samuel laman blanchard
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