James Thomson

1700 - 1748

A Quote by James Thomson on melancholy

Or where the Northern ocean, in vast whirls, Boils round the naked melancholy isles Of farthest Thulé and the Atlantic surge Pours in among the stormy Hebrides.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Seasons. Autumn, 1730

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A Quote by James Thomson on day

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But yonder comes the powerful King of Day, Rejoicing in the East.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Seasons.

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A Quote by James Thomson on ideas and thought

Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Seasons. Spring, 1728

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A Quote by James Thomson on boasts, creation, imagination, and nature

But who can paint Like Nature? Can imagination boast, Amid its gay creation, hues like hers?

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: Spring

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A Quote by James Thomson on envy, lust, nature, and virtue

A bard here dwelt, more fat than bard be-seems, Who, void of envy, guile, and lust of gain, On virtue still, and nature's pleasing themes, Poured from his unpremeditated strain.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Castle of Indolence, 1748

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A Quote by James Thomson

Crowned with the sickle, and wheaten sheaf, While Autumn, nodding o'er the yellow plain, Comes jovial on.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Seasons. Autumn, 1730

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A Quote by James Thomson on soul

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Welcome, ye shades! ye bowery Thickets hail! Ye lofty Pines! ye venerable Oaks! Ye Ashes wild, resounding o'er the steep! Delicious is your shelter to the soul.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Seasons. Summer

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A Quote by James Thomson on books, contentment, friendship, quiet, and retirement

An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural, quiet, friendship, books.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Seasons. Spring, 1728

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A Quote by James Thomson on praise and silence

Come then, expressive silence, muse His praise.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: Hymn, 1730

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A Quote by James Thomson on fortune, heart, and love

Forever, Fortune, wilt thou prove An unrelenting foe to love, And, when we meet a mutual heart, Come in between and bid us part?

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: To Fortune

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