Quotations About / On: ELEGY

  • 1.
    Almost any noble verse may be read, either as his elegy or eulogy, or be made the text of an oration on him.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "After the Death of John Brown" (1860), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 451, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 2.
    'I write it out in a verse-
    MacDonagh and MacBride
    And Connolly and Pearse
    Now and in time to be,
    Wherever green is worn
    Are changed, changed utterly:
    A terrible beauty is born.'

    -The last lines in the final stanza of 'Easter,1916'.
    All the Irishmen named lost their lives in the Easter Uprising against British rule in Ireland. The rebellion happened over a week in Dublin and the British troops crushed it. The rebels were either executed or imprisoned. After the tragedy, W. B. Yeats wrote one of the great political elegies of all time. 'A terrible beauty is born'.
    (-W. B. Yeats. (1865-1939) .)
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