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Thomas Gray

 
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(1716-1771) an English poet, best known for his Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard. He was a friend of Horace Walpole. The few poems that he wrote had a strong influence on the development of the Romantic Movement.
Where ignorance is bliss'Tis folly to be wise.
Thomas Gray On a Distant Prospect of Eton College