Quotation by James Thomson

Lo, thus, as prostrate, \'In the dust I write
My heart's deep languor and my soul's sad tears.'
Yet why evoke the spectres of black night
To blot the sunshine of exultant years?
James Thomson (1834–1882), Irish poet ("B.V."; "Bysshe Vanolis"). The City of Dreadful Night (l. 1–6). . .

Oxford Book of Scottish Verse, The. John MacQueen and Tom Scott, comps. (1966) Oxford University Press.
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