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James Thomson
(1834-1882) born on
Nov 23
Scottish poet, essayist. He was best known for "The City of Dreadful Night," about his despair of political affairs.
         
   
F
I find no hint throughout the Universe
Of good or ill, of blessing or of curse
I find alone Necessity Supreme.

R
For life is but a dream whose shapes return,
Some frequently, some seldom, some by night
And some by day.
A
Statues and pictures and verse may be grand, But they are not the Life for which they stand.
N
The world rolls round forever like a mill;
I It grinds out death and life and good and ill;
It has no purpose, heart or mind or will.
K
Give a man a horse he can ride,
Give a man a boat he can sail;
And his rank and wealth, his strength and health
On sea nor shore shall fail.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The City of Dreadful Night," XIV.
R: "The City of Dreadful Night," i.
A: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
N: In "Dictionary of Quotations," by Bergen Evans, 1968.
K: In "Dictionary of Quotations," by Bergen Evans, 1968.
   


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