James Thomson
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Born in Port Glasgow, Glasgow
Born on 23rd of November 1834
Died on 3rd of June 1882

Born 1834. Died 1882 - Scottish poet.

Educated in Royal Caledonian Asylum orphanage. Dismissed from army for alcoholism. Contributed poems to the paper, National Reformer. Poems included his best-known The City of Dreadful Night (1874), Essays and Phantasies (1881) and Shelley, A Poem (1885). Depression and ill health led to use of narcotics.

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