Thomas Gray: Poems

The following question refers to Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”:

In lines 53-56, what might a “gem of purest ray serene” and the “flower…born to blush unseen” symbolize? Please include citations.

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This has to do with the beauty that man is not privy to see. There are gems that are hidden away in dark caves under the ocean and flowers that bloom that no man can behold and enjoy.