James Thomson [Bysshe Vanolis] (23 November 1834 - 3 June 1882 / Port Glasgow, Scotland)
Comments about James Thomson
"Why are your songs all wild and bitter sad
As funeral dirges with the orphans' cries?
Each night since first the world was made hath had
A sequent day to laugh it down the skies.
Chant us a glee to make our hearts rejoice,
Or seal in silence this unmanly moan."
My friend, I have no power to rule my voice --