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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
A bard here dwelt, more fat than bard beseems.
A little round, fat, oily man of God.

R
There studious let me sit,
And hold high converse with the mighty dead.
A
Whoe'er amidst the sons
Of reason, valour, liberty, and virtue
Displays distinguish'd merit, is a noble
Of Nature's own creating.
N
Loveliness
Needs not the foreign aid of ornament,
But is when unadorn'd, adorn'd the most.
K
An elegant sufficiency, content,
Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books,
Ease and alternate labour, useful life,
Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Castle of Indolence, cto.1, st. 68,69.
R: The Seasons. Winter. Line 243.
A: Coriolanus. Act iii. Sc. 3.
N: The Seasons. Autumn. Line 204.
K: The Seasons. Spring. Line 1158.
   


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