Thomas Campbell (1777-1844 / Glasgow / Scotland)
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 for verse-writing. He spent the holidays as a tutor in the western Highlands. His poem Glenara and the ballad of Lord Ullin's Daughter owe their origin to a visit to Mull. In May 1797 he went to Edinburgh to attend lectures on law. He supported himself by private teaching and by writing, towards which he was helped by Dr Robert Anderson, the editor... more »
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''O Star-eyed Science! hast thou wandered there,Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), Scottish poet. "Pleasures of Hope," pt. 2.
To waft us home the message of despair?''
''Now Barabbas was a publisher.''Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), Scottish poet. Quoted in A Publisher and his Friends, vol. 1, ch. 14, Samuel Smiles (1891). parodying the gospel of J...
''O leave this barren spot to me!Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), Scottish poet. repr. In Complete Poetical Works, ed. J.L. Robertson (1907). "The Beech-Tree's Petition," st. 1 (1800).
Spare, woodman, spare the beechen tree.''
''What though my wingèd hours of bliss have been,Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), Scottish poet. repr. In Complete Poetical Works, ed. J.L. Robertson (1907). "The Pleasures of Hope," pt. 2, l. 375-376 (1...
Like angel-visits, few and far between?''