Pick of the Collections: Podcast

Pick of the Collections 01/08/2020

Rachel Bond shares a working draft of the eighteenth century English poem Gray’s Elegy

Draft of Gray’s Elegy

Thomas Gray, “Stanzas wrote in a country church-yard”, c.1747-50 (Eton MS 281A). Holograph manuscript, 4 pages. http://collections.etoncollege.com/B49740

Thomas Gray’s tomb. He is buried in the churchyard of St Giles’s church, Stoke Poges, which may have been an inspiration for his elegy.
Eton Collections | FDA-P.102-2010 (etoncollege.com)

Audio transcript:

More on Gray and Eton leaving books, from the blog archive:


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  1. Loving this! It’s like you’re in the museum with the curator. It would be great if it were possible to have some audio controls as there was a part I wanted to skip back to and hear again. Anyway, amazing work on an amazing work!

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