Thomas Gray

(1716-1771 / London / England)

Thomas Gray Quotes

    Hymn To Adversity

    Daughter of Jove, relentless Power,
    Thou tamer of the human breast,
    Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour
    The Bad affright, afflict the Best!
    Bound in thy adamantine chain
    The Proud are taught to taste of pain,
    And purple Tyrants vainly groan
    With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone.