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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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A Pastoral Betwixt David, Thirsis, And The Angel Gabriel, Upon The Birth Of Our SaviourRate it:
SongRate it:
In the TrainRate it:
A HymnRate it:
In the TrainRate it:
A ChantRate it:
A Complaint On The Miseries Of LifeRate it:
A Man Perishing in the Snow: From Whence Reflections are Raised on the Miseries of Life.Rate it:
A Nuptial SongRate it:
A Paraphrase On The Latter Part Of The Sixth Chapter Of St MatthewRate it:
A Pastoral Between Thirsis And Corydon, Upon The Death Of Damon, By Whom Is Meant Mr. W. RiddellRate it:
A Pastoral EntertainmentRate it:
A Poem Sacred to the Memory of Sir Isaac NewtonRate it:
A Poetical Epistle To Sir William Bennet, Bart. of GrubbatRate it:
A Polish InsurgentRate it:
A RecusantRate it:
A Song of SighingRate it:
A Summer NoonRate it:
An Elegy on PartingRate it:
An Elegy Upon James Therburn, In ChattoRate it:
Approach to St. Paul'sRate it:
ArtRate it:
Care of Birds for their YoungRate it:
Cattle In SummerRate it:
Come, Gentle GodRate it:
ContentmentRate it:
Dawn In SummerRate it:
DayRate it:
Death of the StagRate it:
E.B.B.Rate it:
Epilogue to AgamemnonRate it:
Epilogue To Tancred And SigismundaRate it:
Epitaph On Miss Stanley, In Holyrood Church, SouthamptonRate it:
Evening In AutumnRate it:
Evening In SummerRate it:
Fareweel, ye bughtsRate it:
Farewell to RavelrigRate it:
For I Must Sing of All I Feel and KnowRate it:
Four Points in a LifeRate it:
From the Midst of the FireRate it:
From Those Eternal RegionsRate it:
GiftsRate it:
GiftsRate it:
Happiness of a Country LifeRate it:
He, when young Spring protrudes the bursting gemsRate it:
Hymn on SolitudeRate it:
Hymn To God's PowerRate it:
In a Christian ChurchyardRate it:
In the RoomRate it:
Insects In SummerRate it:
InsomniaRate it:
L'Ancien RegimeRate it:
LaviniaRate it:
Life's HebeRate it:
Lines on his Twenty-Third BirthdayRate it:
Lines On Marle FieldRate it:
Lisy's Parting With Her CatRate it:
Mater TenebrarumRate it:
Mists In AutumnRate it:
Mr. MacCall at Cleveland HallRate it:
NightRate it:
Noontide Retreat of Summer As a Haunt for MeditationRate it:
Nothing Formed In VainRate it:
On A Country LifeRate it:
On BeautyRate it:
On George Herbert's PoemsRate it:
On HappinessRate it:
On MayRate it:
On Mrs Mendez' Birthday, Who Was Born On Valentine's DayRate it:
On The Death Of His MotherRate it:
On The Death Of Mr AikmanRate it:
On The HoopRate it:
On The Report That A Wooden Bridge Was To Be Built At WestminsterRate it:
On ├ćolus's HarpRate it:
Once in a Saintly PassionRate it:
PhilosophyRate it:
ProemRate it:
Prologue To Mallet's MustaphaRate it:
Prologue To Tancred And SigismundaRate it:
Psalm CIV. ParaphrasedRate it:
Rambles In AutumnRate it:
Reflections Suggested By WinterRate it:
Rule BritanniaRate it:
Scene Between May and JuneRate it:
Sheep-SheeringRate it:
Songs In The Masque Of Alfred: To AlfredRate it:
Songs In The Masque Of Alfred: To PeaceRate it:
Spring ShowersRate it:
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 WifeRate it:
Suggested by Matthew Arnold's StanzasRate it:
SummerRate it:
Sunday at HampsteadRate it:
Sunday up the RiverRate it:
Sweet Valley, SayRate it:
The Castle Of IndolenceRate it:
The City of Dreadful NightRate it:
The Effects of Spring on NatureRate it:
The Fire That Filled My Heart of OldRate it:
The Four Seasons : AutumnRate it:
The Four Seasons : SpringRate it:
The Four Seasons : SummerRate it:
The Four Seasons : WinterRate it:
The Happy ManRate it:
The Incomparable Soporific DoctorRate it:
The Lord of the Castle of IndolenceRate it:
The Lover's FateRate it:
The Morning In The CountryRate it:
The Morning LarkRate it:
The Naked GoddessRate it:
The RainbowRate it:
The Reapers In AutumnRate it:
The Seasons: WinterRate it:
The Study and Beauties of the Works of NatureRate it:
The VineRate it:
The VineRate it:
Through Foulest FogsRate it:
To a PianisteRate it:
To Amanda - Come, Dear Amanda, Quit The TownRate it:
To FortuneRate it:
To Her I LoveRate it:
To His Royal Highness The Prince Of WalesRate it:
To Love (Amanda)Rate it:
To MyraRate it:
To SeraphinaRate it:
To The God Of Fond DesireRate it:
To The Memory Of The Right Honourable Lord Talbot, Late Chancellor Of Great Britain. Addressed To His Son.Rate it:
To The NightingaleRate it:
To The Reverend Patrick Murdoch, Rector Of Stradishall, In SuffolkRate it:
To The Same (Amanda) With A Copy Of The 'Seasons'Rate it:
Two LoversRate it:
Two SonnetsRate it:
Verses Addressed To AmandaRate it:
Verses On Receiving A Flower From His MistressRate it:
Virtue and ViceRate it:
WaterfallRate it:
When Last We PartedRate it:
William BlakeRate it:
WinterRate it:

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