James Thomson

[Bysshe Vanolis] (23 November 1834 - 3 June 1882 / Port Glasgow, Scotland)

James Thomson Poems

1. The City of Dreadful Night 1/3/2003
2. William Blake 1/3/2003
3. The Fire That Filled My Heart of Old 1/3/2003
4. Once in a Saintly Passion 1/3/2003
5. Art 1/3/2003
6. Approach to St. Paul's 1/3/2003
7. Two Sonnets 1/3/2003
8. Philosophy 1/3/2003
9. A Song of Sighing 1/3/2003
10. For I Must Sing of All I Feel and Know 1/3/2003
11. The Vine 1/3/2003
12. Two Lovers 1/3/2003
13. Day 1/3/2003
14. L'Ancien Regime 1/3/2003
15. Suggested by Matthew Arnold's Stanzas 1/3/2003
16. Night 1/3/2003
17. In the Train 1/3/2003
18. Gifts 1/3/2003
19. Mater Tenebrarum 1/3/2003
20. In a Christian Churchyard 1/3/2003

L'Ancien Regime

Who has a thing to bring
For a gift to our lord the king,
Our king all kings above?
A young girl brought him love;
And he dowered her with shame,
With a sort of infamous fame,
And then with lonely years
Of penance and bitter tears --
Love is scarcely the thing

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