James Thomson

1700 - 1748

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 approval, books, contentment, friendship, heaven, life, quiet, retirement, and virtue

An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, Ease and alternate labour, useful life, Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!

James Thomson (1700 - 1748)

Source: Spring

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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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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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