"I know no ..." Quote of James Thomson

James Thomson

Ednam in Roxburghshire, Scotland
James Thomson
Ednam in Roxburghshire, Scotland
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?
James Thomson
James Thomson (1700-1748), Scottish poet. The Seasons, preface. Thomson's new attitude toward nature anticipated the Romantic movement.
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