Item #9900003067 THOMSON'S POETICAL WORKS. Critical Dissertation with Life, Explanatory, the Rev. George Gilfillian.


Edinburgh: James Nichol, 1853. Hardcover. pp. xx, 372.,8vo. Nicely bound in 3/4 calf with marbled boards and foredges.,Thomson (1700-1748) was a Scottish poet, who was educated at Edinburgh University. He wrote verse for the EDINBURGH MISCELLANY and went to London in 1725, where he met Gay, Pope and others. In 1726, he published the first title ('Winter') in his famous magnum opus THE SEASONS. According to the Concise Dictionary of National Biography (p. 2968), 'THE SEASONS first challenged the artificiality of English poetry, and inaugurated a new era by their sentiment for nature.' Gilfillian (1813-1878) was an author, Presbyterian minister, and friend of Aird, De Quincey and Carlyle. This is the first edition of Thomson's Works under the editorship of Gilfillian, and it contains all of Thomson's important work including THE SEASONS, LIBERTY, THE CASTLE OF INDOLENCE and BRITANNIA. Item #9900003067

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