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James Thomson
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Born in Kelso, Borders
Born on 11th of September 1700
Died on 27th of August 1748

1700 -1748. Scottish poet.


Abandoned studies for ministry to become a writer. Published The Seasons (1730). Tragedies included Agamemnon (1738) and Ciriolanus (1748). Dedicated his poem Liberty to the Prince of Wales, awarded with a pension. Alfred, a Masque (1740) contains the song Rule Britannia.

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