James Thomson

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

James Thomson Poems

1. Scene Between May And June 4/20/2010
2. Songs In The Masque Of Alfred: To Peace 4/20/2010
3. Prologue To Tancred And Sigismunda 4/20/2010
4. Psalm Civ. Paraphrased 4/20/2010
5. 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
6. Summer 4/20/2010
7. Sweet Valley, Say 4/20/2010
8. Songs In The Masque Of Alfred: To Alfred 4/20/2010
9. The Lover's Fate 4/20/2010
10. Prologue To Mallet's Mustapha 4/20/2010
11. Sheep-Sheering 4/20/2010
12. The Happy Man 4/20/2010
13. He, When Young Spring Protrudes The Bursting Gems 4/20/2010
14. Reflections Suggested By Winter 4/20/2010
15. To Her I Love 4/20/2010
16. To Myra 4/20/2010
17. From Those Eternal Regions 4/20/2010
18. On The Death Of His Mother 4/20/2010
19. On The Death Of Mr Aikman 4/20/2010
20. Song 4/20/2010
21. On The Hoop 4/20/2010
22. On The Report That A Wooden Bridge Was To Be Built At Westminster 4/20/2010
23. On Æolus's Harp 4/20/2010
24. On Happiness 4/20/2010
25. Happiness Of A Country Life 4/20/2010
26. Noontide Retreat Of Summer As A Haunt For Meditation 4/20/2010
27. Insects In Summer 4/20/2010
28. To Fortune 4/20/2010
29. The Morning In The Country 4/20/2010
30. The Study And Beauties Of The Works Of Nature 4/20/2010
31. Waterfall 4/20/2010
32. Nothing Formed In Vain 4/20/2010
33. Lisy's Parting With Her Cat 4/20/2010
34. On May 4/20/2010
35. Hymn To God's Power 4/20/2010
36. When Last We Parted 4/20/2010
37. To The God Of Fond Desire 4/20/2010
38. To The Nightingale 4/20/2010
39. To His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales 4/20/2010
40. The Effects Of Spring On Nature 4/20/2010
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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