Thomas Campbell

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Born in Glasgow, Thomas Campbell was the youngest son of Alexander Campbell, of the Campbells of Kirnan, Argyll. His father belonged to a Glasgow firm trading in Virginia, and lost his money in consequence of the American Revolutionary War. Campbell, who was educated at the Glasgow High School and University of Glasgow, won prizes for classics and ...
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Lord Ullin's Daughter
A chieftain, to the Highlands bound,
Cries, ``Boatman, do not tarry!
And I'll give thee a silver pound
To row us o'er the ferry!''--
Freedom And Love
How delicious is the winning
Of a kiss at love's beginning,
When two mutual hearts are sighing
For the knot there's no untying!
River Of Life, The
The more we live, more brief appear
Our life's succeeding stages;
A day to childhood seems a year,
And years like passing ages.
On Linden, when the sun was low,
All bloodless lay the untrodden snow,
And dark as winter was the flow
Of Iser, rolling rapidly.
The River Of Life
The more we live, more brief appear
Our life's succeeding stages;
A day to childhood seems a year,
And years like passing ages.
Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
The popularity of that baby-faced boy, who possessed not even the elements of a good actor, was a hallucination in the public mind, and a disgrace to our theatrical history.


Simona Atkinson 20 December 2020
Thomas Mann was a fan - he mentions his poem " Hohenlinden" in his own work " Bashan and I" .
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Very nice
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DueCXD 18 September 2019
DIE DIe die die die die die die die
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Jody Mello 02 April 2019
We have on of his earlier works entitled simply Campbell..1883 worth anything?
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Thomas Kirk Campbell 17 February 2019
We share the exact same name. The date of his death Jume 15 1844, is exactly 122 days to the day of my birth June 15 1966. I found him when I googled my name one day. I am also a poet.
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Prabir Gayen 14 December 2018
Extraordinary talent and deep understanding of life and death...
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Maleah Smith 27 November 2017
Thomas, I do believe you have great potential! The way you set a picture in the audience's mind; it is absolutely exquisite.
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Peter Cole 16 March 2014
When I first read his poem A Soldiers Dream I thought it was about WW1, but then realised the book it was in was published in 1834. But it could be ANY war.
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Marty Thompson 20 January 2012
evoking as it were-his leavng all behind-but now we read-his every known line- evoking as it were-his every known line-as i read it now-looking for a sign-
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Mine Yours 16 November 2008
He was a very good poet.
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