The New International Encyclopædia/Seasons, The

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Edition of 1905.  See also The Seasons (Thomson) on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

SEASONS, The. A descriptive poem in blank verse by James Thomson. Winter appeared in 1726, Summer 1727, Spring 1728, and Autumn 1730, and a revised and enlarged edition in 1744. It marks a reaction against the artificial poetry of that day, and led up to the nobler nature-poetry of the succeeding period.