In this essay the strain we hear is "of a higher mood" than in most. With Addison's reflections on the tombs it may he interesting to compare the gravedigger scene in Hamlet; F. Beaumont on "The Tombs in Westminster Abbey," J. Shirley's "Last Conqueror" and "Death the Leveller" (Golden Treasury, First Series, Nos. 90, 91, 92); and Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard. See also Sir Roger's visit to the Abbey in Spectator, No. 329.
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