James Thomson

(1700 - 1748)
James Thomson (1700-1748)

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James Thomson (1700-1748)

Works in ECPA

Source editions

  • A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. III. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758]. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163)


DMI 2238; ODNB 27306; NCBEL 527; DLB 95


  • Smith, Margaret M. Index of English Literary Manuscripts. Vol. III, 1700-1800 . London: Mansell, 1986-1997. Pt. 4 Sterne-Young. 93-118. Print. 4 volumes.


  • Sambrook, James, ed. James Thomson: The seasons, and The castle of indolence. Reprinted with corrections. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984 [1st ed. 1972]. Print.
  • Sambrook, James, ed. James Thomson: Liberty, The Castle of Indolence, and Other Poems. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986. Print.
  • The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper; including the Series Edited, with Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, by Dr Samuel Johnson: and the most approved translations. The Additional Lives by Alexander Chalmers, F.S.A. Vol. XII. London: J. Johnson et al., 1810. 403-507. Google Books edition. Web. 13 Feb. 2016. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=V_ZLAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA403


  • Baines, Paul, Julian Ferraro, Pat Rogers, eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing, 1660-1789. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 340-341. Print.
  • Fairer, David. English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century 1700-1789. Longman Literature in English Series. Harlow: Longman, 2003. 288. Print.
  • Johnson, Sarah. Thomson, James, 1700-1748. Literature Online biography. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 2004. Web. 21 Feb. 2016. http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&xri:pqil:res_ver=0.2&res_id=xri:lion&rft_id=xri:lion:ft:ref:BIO002099:0
  • Mell, Jr., Donald C. English Poetry, 1660-1800: a guide to information sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide Series, vol. 40. Detroit: Gale, 1982. 400-407. Print.
  • Radcliffe, David H., ed. James Thomson (1700-1748). Spenser and the Tradition: ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830. Center for Applied Technologies in the Humanities, Virginia Tech, 2006. Web. 14 Oct. 2011. http://spenserians.cath.vt.edu/AuthorRecord.php?recordid=32997.
  • Suarez, Michael F. Dodsley, Robert. A Collection of Poems by Several Hands [1782]. Ed. Thomson, James and Michael F. Suarez. Vol. I. London: Routledge/Thoemmes, 1997. 214. Print. 6 volumes.