James Thomson Quotes (209 quotes)
“But who can paint like Nature? Can imagination boast, amid its gay creation, hues like hers?”
The Seasons, and Castle of Indolence (1826 edition), p. 15, "Spring"
The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and Improvements, Vol. 1 (J. Rivington, 1788), p. 232, "The Castle of Indolence, LV."
Coriolanus: A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden (1749 edition), p. 8
“More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution.”
The Works of Mr. Thomson, Vol. II (1738), p. 286, "Agamemnon"
Coriolanus: A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden (1749 edition), p. 37
The Works of James Thomson Vol. III (A. Millar, 1750), p. 253, "Alfred"
“Forever, Fortune, wilt thou prove
An unrelenting foe to love,
And, when we meet a mutual heart,
Come in between and bid us part?”
To Fortune; song reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Thomson
Born: September 11, 1700
Died: August 27, 1748 (aged 47)
Bio: James Thomson was a Scottish poet and playwright.
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