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Explanation This is the purple passage of the meditative poem Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray which is one of the five greatest elegies in English literature Here with his literary gesture Thomas Gray informs us that the world is the vast source which comprises uncountable treasures in her womb We can gain a very little bit of them But the lion share is lying scattered in the ocean and in the places where men can never go or exist Also there are innumerable magnificent and glittering gems and pearls spread in the dark caves at the bottom of the sea But neither it can be not awarded of nor can be discovered by any pearl-diver Hence its value and beauty decay on the lap of the sea From Bishop Joseph Hall Mitford quotes There is many a rich stone laid up in the bowels of the earth many a fair pearl laid up in the bosom of the sea that never was seen or never shall be Again there are exquisitely beautiful flowers blooming on the desert island with their mind touching fragrance Though they blushes thinking their beauty will charm the weary passers by soon their wild beauty and fragrance shrink and they squeeze decay For there is none to enjoy their beauty and fragrance At the same manner the poor forefathers who lie buried in the village churchyard of Stoke Poges were very industrious as well as vigorous and such simple and kind hearted as close to the soil But such kind of purity humbleness simplicity and hard labor couldnt relieve them from their destiny But Gray implies here that those people who bear such kind of intellect and mental spirit as well as courage and morality serve the world with their worth contribution But they are neglected for years by the so called aspirant and aristocrat society As a result their exceptional talents qualities and greatness
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