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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
But yonder comes the powerful king of day,
Rejoicing in the east.

R
But who can paint
Like Nature? Can imagination boast,
Amid its gay creation, hues like hers?
A
A lucky chance, that oft decides the fate
Of mighty monarchs.
N
Forever, Fortune, wilt thou prove
An unrelenting foe to love;
And when we meet a mutual heart,
Come in between and bid us part?
K
For still the world prevail'd, and its dread laugh,
Which scarce the firm philosopher can scorn.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Seasons. Summer. Line 81.
R: The Seasons. Spring. Line 465.
A: The Seasons. Summer. Line 1285.
N: Song.
K: The Seasons. Autumn. Line 233.
   


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