James Thomson

(11 September 1700 – 27 August 1748 / Ednam in Roxburghshire, Scotland)

James Thomson Poems

41. On A Country Life 4/20/2010
42. On Æolus's Harp 4/20/2010
43. On Beauty 4/20/2010
44. On Happiness 4/20/2010
45. On May 4/20/2010
46. On Mrs Mendez' Birthday, Who Was Born On Valentine's Day 4/20/2010
47. On The Death Of His Mother 4/20/2010
48. On The Death Of Mr Aikman 4/20/2010
49. On The Hoop 4/20/2010
50. On The Report That A Wooden Bridge Was To Be Built At Westminster 4/20/2010
51. Prologue To Mallet's Mustapha 4/20/2010
52. Prologue To Tancred And Sigismunda 4/20/2010
53. Psalm Civ. Paraphrased 4/20/2010
54. Rambles In Autumn 4/20/2010
55. Reflections Suggested By Winter 4/20/2010
56. Rule Britannia 1/3/2003
57. Scene Between May And June 4/20/2010
58. Sheep-Sheering 4/20/2010
59. Song 4/20/2010
60. Songs In The Masque Of Alfred: To Alfred 4/20/2010
61. Songs In The Masque Of Alfred: To Peace 4/20/2010
62. Spring Showers 4/20/2010
63. 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 4/20/2010
64. Summer 4/20/2010
65. Sunday Up The River 1/4/2003
66. Sweet Valley, Say 4/20/2010
67. The Castle Of Indolence 4/20/2010
68. The Effects Of Spring On Nature 4/20/2010
69. The Four Seasons : Autumn 4/20/2010
70. The Four Seasons : Spring 4/20/2010
71. The Four Seasons : Summer 4/20/2010
72. The Four Seasons : Winter 4/20/2010
73. The Happy Man 4/20/2010
74. The Incomparable Soporific Doctor 4/20/2010
75. The Lover's Fate 4/20/2010
76. The Morning In The Country 4/20/2010
77. The Morning Lark 4/20/2010
78. The Rainbow 4/20/2010
79. The Reapers In Autumn 4/20/2010
80. The Seasons: Winter 1/3/2003
Best Poem of James Thomson

In The Train

AS we rush, as we rush in the Train,
   The trees and the houses go wheeling back,
But the starry heavens above the plain
   Come flying on our track.

All the beautiful stars of the sky,
   The silver doves of the forest of Night,
Over the dull earth swarm and fly,
   Companions of our flight.

We will rush ever on without fear;
   Let the goal be far, the flight be fleet!
For we carry the Heavens with us, dear,
   While the Earth slips from our feet!

Read the full of In The Train


GIVE a man a horse he can ride,
   Give a man a boat he can sail;
And his rank and wealth, his strength and health,
   On sea nor shore shall fail.

Give a man a pipe he can smoke,
   Give a man a book he can read:
And his home is bright with a calm delight,
   Though the room be poor indeed.

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