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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.

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Famous poems by James Thomson 144 total

In the Train
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Gifts
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To The God Of Fond Desire
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In the Train
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Gifts
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The Morning Lark
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A Poetical Epistle To Sir William Bennet, Bart. of Grubbat 356 ViewsRate it:
Come, Gentle God
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Songs In The Masque Of Alfred: To Alfred
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Song
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On May
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To The Reverend Patrick Murdoch, Rector Of Stradishall, In Suffolk
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E.B.B.
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Evening In Autumn
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Once in a Saintly Passion
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A Chant
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The Seasons: Winter
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The Four Seasons : Winter
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Sunday at Hampstead
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To Fortune
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The Happy Man
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Happiness of a Country Life
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Songs In The Masque Of Alfred: To Peace
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The Four Seasons : Summer
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To The Memory Of The Right Honourable Lord Talbot, Late Chancellor Of Great Britain. Addressed To His Son.
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To The Nightingale
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Night
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A Pastoral Entertainment
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Spring Showers
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Prologue To Tancred And Sigismunda
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To Amanda - Come, Dear Amanda, Quit The Town
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Lines On Marle Field
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The Castle Of Indolence
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Verses On Receiving A Flower From His Mistress
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William Blake 105 ViewsRate it:
Sheep-Sheering
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The Lover's Fate
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Waterfall 104 ViewsRate it:
A Summer Noon
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On A Country Life
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The Reapers In Autumn
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Epilogue To Tancred And Sigismunda
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On Happiness
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For I Must Sing of All I Feel and Know
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The Four Seasons : Spring
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Evening In Summer
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Hymn on Solitude
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From Those Eternal Regions
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A Complaint On The Miseries Of Life
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Fareweel, ye bughts
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Lavinia
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A Polish Insurgent
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Life's Hebe
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THE DOOM OF A CITY PART II: THE CITY
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Insomnia
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On Mrs Mendez' Birthday, Who Was Born On Valentine's Day 82 ViewsRate it:
Sweet Valley, Say
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Two Sonnets
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The Naked Goddess
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A Nuptial Song
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To The Same (Amanda) With A Copy Of The 'Seasons'
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Contentment
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Nothing Formed In Vain
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On The Report That A Wooden Bridge Was To Be Built At Westminster
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Virtue and Vice
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Through Foulest Fogs
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Rambles In Autumn
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An Elegy on Parting
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In the Room
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Two Lovers
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In a Christian Churchyard 72 ViewsRate it:
Verses Addressed To Amanda
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When Last We Parted
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Dawn In Summer
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On The Death Of Mr Aikman
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Death of the Stag
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To His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales
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A Pastoral Between Thirsis And Corydon, Upon The Death Of Damon, By Whom Is Meant Mr. W. Riddell
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On Beauty
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The Vine
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A Poem Sacred to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton
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The Incomparable Soporific Doctor
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Art
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Insects In Summer
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Epitaph On Miss Stanley, In Holyrood Church, Southampton
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The Vine
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A Song of Sighing
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The Study and Beauties of the Works of Nature
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Mr. MacCall at Cleveland Hall
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Hymn To God's Power
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Lisy's Parting With Her Cat
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Noontide Retreat of Summer As a Haunt for Meditation
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Rule Britannia
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To a Pianiste
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A Man Perishing in the Snow: From Whence Reflections are Raised on the Miseries of Life.
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Sunday up the River
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An Elegy Upon James Therburn, In Chatto
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Reflections Suggested By Winter
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Approach to St. Paul's
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THE DOOM OF A CITY
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The Effects of Spring on Nature
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Scene Between May and June
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Lines on his Twenty-Third Birthday
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Stanzas Written By Thomson On The Blank Leaf Of A Copy Of His 'Seasons' Sent By Him To Mr. Lyttleton, Soon After The Death Of His Wife
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To Her I Love
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Four Points in a Life
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TO H.A.B. ON MY FORTY-SEVENTH BIRTHDAY
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Proem
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A Hymn
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A Recusant
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The Four Seasons : Autumn
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The Morning In The Country
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From the Midst of the Fire 47 ViewsRate it:
He, when young Spring protrudes the bursting gems
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On The Hoop
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Day
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Suggested by Matthew Arnold's Stanzas
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Philosophy
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The Fire That Filled My Heart of Old
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On ├ćolus's Harp
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To Seraphina
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A Pastoral Betwixt David, Thirsis, And The Angel Gabriel, Upon The Birth Of Our Saviour
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Prologue To Mallet's Mustapha
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L'Ancien Regime
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The City of Dreadful Night
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Farewell to Ravelrig
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Winter
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On George Herbert's Poems 34 ViewsRate it:
Epilogue to Agamemnon
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Psalm CIV. Paraphrased
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On The Death Of His Mother
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To Love (Amanda)
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Summer
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Mater Tenebrarum
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Care of Birds for their Young
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To Myra
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Mists In Autumn
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A Paraphrase On The Latter Part Of The Sixth Chapter Of St Matthew
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The Rainbow
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Cattle In Summer 22 ViewsRate it:
The Lord of the Castle of Indolence
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LILAH, ALICE, HYPATIA
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Rule, Britannia!
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The Seasons: Summer
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