I hope this is not an elegy in the sense that what it represents is not lost but it could become an elegy.
White Nights By Fyodor Dostoyevsky White Nights is also an elegy to a love that never was.
Then, as afterwards recorded by Robison, he turned towards his officers and repeated several stanzas of Gray's elegy.
The elegy is the glorification of the obscure; therein lies its popularity.
The poet Shenstone, who comes next in order, seems to have written an elegy on purpose to stigmatize this trade.
In the autumn of 1742 was begun the elegy in a Country Church-yard.
This unhappy occurrence has been commemorated by their father in an elegy entitled The Brothers.
Which song do you chuse, the Dying Swan, or the elegy on the death of a mad dog?'
This image is taken from Ovid's elegy on the death of Tibullus, Amor.
A Colonel Pickering died of it, on whom the chaplain wrote an elegy.
1510s, from Middle French elegie, from Latin elegia, from Greek elegeia ode "an elegaic song," from elegeia, fem. of elegeios "elegaic," from elegos "poem or song of lament," perhaps from a Phrygian word.