A Voice from the Nile, and Other Poems

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A Voice from the Nile, and Other Poems  (1884) 
James Thomson

A VOICE FROM THE NILE

AND OTHER POEMS.



Ballantyne Press
BALLANTYNE, HANSON AND CO.
EDINBURGH AND LONDON



A Voice from the Nile, and Other Poems, frontispiece.png

James Thomson.



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VOICE FROM THE NILE

 

AND OTHER POEMS.


BY THE LATE

JAMES THOMSON
(" B. V.")

AUTHOR OF "THE CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT," "VANE'S STORY," AND
"ESSAYS AND PHANTASIES."


WITH A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR

BY

BERTRAM DOBELL.


LONDON:

REEVES AND TURNER, 196 STRAND,

1884.



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CONTENTS.


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LAST POEMS.
PAGE
A Voice from the Nile 1
Richard Forest's Midsummer Night 10
Insomnia 28
He Heard her Sing 41
The Poet and his Muse 55
The Sleeper 62
Modern Penelope 66
At Belvoir 70
A Stranger 75
Law v. Gospel 81
The Old Story and the New Storey 86
Despotism tempered by Dynamite 89
 
EARLY POEMS.
The Doom of a City 92
The Deliverer 160
A Festival of Life 169
Tasso to Leonora 186
A Happy Poet 202
Suggested by Matthew Arnold's "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse" 214
By the Sea 228
Prologue to the Pilgrimage to St. Nicotine. 233
Arch Archery 239
Low Life 243
The Dreamer 247
Robert Burns 250
William Blake 252
Song 253
A Chant 255
On a Broken Pipe 256
A Proem 257
Notes 259


This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.