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Prose Works


Gray's prose (outside of his Commonplace Book) is dispersed widely in manuscripts, notebooks, diaries, and annotated print volumes. Below is a selection of Gray's prose from the Archive's digital library, primarily intended to highlight Gray's critical efforts alongside his poetry and letter writing. The close relationship between Gray's poetic and critical efforts is well-documented and finds expression the essays below, many devoted to the understanding of the history and theory of lyric poetry as well as the analysis of individual texts. The prose works are listed alphabetically by title.