James Thomson

James Thomson

Port Glasgow, Scotland
James Thomson
Port Glasgow, Scotland
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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 (1874), an expression of bleak pessimism in a dehumanized, uncaring urban environment.

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Thomson was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland, and, after his father suffered a stroke, he ...
Popular Poems
1.
The City Of Dreadful Night
Per me si va nella citta dolente.

--Dante
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2.
William Blake
He came to the desert of London town
Gray miles long;
He wandered up and he wandered down,
Singing a quiet song.
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3.
The Fire That Filled My Heart Of Old
The fire that filled my heart of old
Gave luster while it burned;
Now only ashes gray and cold
Are in its silence urned.
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4.
Once In A Saintly Passion
Once in a saintly passion
I cried with desperate grief,
"O Lord, my heart is black with guile,
Of sinners I am chief."
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5.
Approach To St. Paul's
Eastwards through busy streets I lingered on;
Jostled by anxious crowds, who, heart and brain,
Were so absorbed in dreams of Mammon-gain,
That they could spare no time to look upon
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