On George Herbert's Poems

James Thomson 1700 (Port Glasgow) – 1748 (London)

WHAT are these leaves dark-spotted and acerb?
  'A very holy herb.'
To what good use may I this herb convert?
  'Press it on thy soul's hurt.'
When herb unto the hurt I thus apply?
  'Herb-ert is sanctity.'

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James Thomson

James Thomson, who wrote under the pseudonym Bysshe Vanolis, was a Scottish Victorian-era poet famous primarily for the long poem The City of Dreadful Night, an expression of bleak pessimism in a dehumanized, uncaring urban environment. more…

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