James Thomson

1700 - 1748

A Quote by James Thomson on needs

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For loveliness Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, But is when unadorned adorned the most.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Seasons. Autumn, 1730

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A Quote by James Thomson

Sighed and looked unutterable things.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Seasons. Summer, 1727

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A Quote by James Thomson on angels, heaven, and slavery

When Britain first, at Heaven's command, Arose from out the azure main, This was the charter of the land, And guardian angels sung this strain: Rule, Britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: Alfred, 1740

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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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A Quote by James Thomson

Come gentle Spring! ethereal mildness, come.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Seasons. Spring, 1728

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A Quote by James Thomson

A pleasing land of drowsyhead it was.

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: The Castle of Indolence, 1748

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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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