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39 Famous Quotes by James Thomson (1)

He ceased; but still their trembling ears retained The deep vibrations of his witching song.

Voice Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Castle of Indolence (canto I, st. 20)

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Hail! Independence, hail! Heaven's next best gift, To that of life and an immortal soul!

Independence Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Liberty (pt. V, l. 124)

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He saw her charming, but he saw not half The charms her downcast modesty conceal'd.

Modesty Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Autumn (l. 229)

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'Tis silence all, And pleasing expectation.

Expectation Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Spring (l. 160)

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Base envy withers at another's joy, And hates that excellence it cannot reach.

Envy Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Spring (l. 28)

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Cruel as death, and hungry at the grave.

Hunger Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Winter (l. 393)

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Soft-buzzing Slander; silly moths that eat An honest name.

Slander Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Liberty (pt. IV, l. 609)

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Up springs the lark, Shrill-voiced, and loud, the messenger of morn; Ere yet the shadows fly, he mounted sings Amid the dawning clouds, and from their haunts Calls up the tuneful nations.

Larks Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Spring (l. 587)

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Among the changing months, May stands confest The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.

May Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: On May

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At first, heard solemn o'er the verge of Heaven, The Tempest growls; but as it nearer comes, And rolls its awful burden on the wind, The Lightnings flash a larger curve, and more The Noise astounds; till overhead a sheet Of livid flame discloses wide, then shuts, And opens wider; shuts and opens still Expansive, wrapping ether in a blaze. Follows the loosen'd aggravated Roar, Enlarging, deepening, mingling, peal on peal, Crush'd, horrible, convulsing Heaven and Earth.

Storms Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Summer (l. 1,133)

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Amid the roses, fierce Repentance rears Her snaky crest; a quick-returning pang Shoots through the conscious heart.

Repentance Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Spring (l. 995)

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In ancient times, the sacred Plough employ'd The Kings and awful Fathers of mankind: And some, with whom compared your insect-tribes Are but the beings of a summer's day, Have held the Scale of Empire, ruled the Storm Of mighty War; then, with victorious hand, Disdaining little delicacies, seized The Plough, and, greatly independent, scorned All the vile stores corruption can bestow.

Agriculture Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Spring (l. 58)

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The stately-sailing swan Gives out his snowy plumage to the gale; And, arching proud his neck, with oary feet Bears forward fierce, and guards his osier isle, Protective of his young.

Swans Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Spring (l. 775)

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The Clouds consign their treasures to the fields; And, softly shaking on the dimpled pool Prelusive drops, let all their moisture flow In large effusion, o'er the freshen'd world.

Rain Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Spring (l. 173)

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Scroundrel maxim.

Proverbs (general) Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: The Castle of Indolence (canto I, st. 50)

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Even from the body's purity, the mind Receives a secret sympathetic aid.

Chastity Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Summer (l. 1,269)

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Island of bliss! amid the subject Seas, That thunder round thy rocky coasts, set up, At once the wonder, terror, and delight Of distant nations; whose remotest shore Can soon be shaken by thy naval arm; Not to be shook thyself, but all assaults Baffling, like thy hoar cliffs the loud sea-wave.

Islands Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Summer (l. 1,597)

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O fair undress, best dress! it checks no vein, But every flowing limb in pleasure drowns, And heightens ease with grace.

Apparel Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Castle of Indolence (canto I, st. 26)

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Her polish'd limbs, Veil'd in a simple robe, their best attire; Beyond the pomp of dress; for Loveliness Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, But is, when unadorn'd the most.

Apparel Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Autumn (l. 202)

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Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.

Apparel Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Autumn (l. 202)

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Among the crooked lanes, on every hedge, The glow-worm lights his gem; and through the dark, A moving radiance twinkles.

Glowworms Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Summer (l. 1,682)

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Falsely luxurious, will not man awake?

Luxury Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Summer

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At the throng'd levee bends the venal tribe: With fair but faithless smiles each varnish'd o'er, Each smooth as those that mutually deceive, And for their falsehood each despising each.

Courtiers Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Liberty (pt. V, l. 190)

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Whoe'er amidst the sons Of reason, valor, liberty and virtue, Displays distinguished merit, is a noble Of Nature's own creating.

Nobility Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Coriolanus (act III, sc. 3)

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While I deduce, From the first note the hollow cuckoo sings, The symphony of spring.

Cuckoos Quotes, by James Thomson (1) , Source: Seasons--Spring (l. 576)

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