1748 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Armstrong

James Thomson, in Castle of Indolence (1748) 31.



With him was sometimes join'd, in silent Walk,
(Profoundly silent, for they never spoke)
One shyer still, who quite detested Talk:
Oft, stung by Spleen, at once away he broke,
To Groves of Pine, and broad o'ershadowing Oak;
There, inly thrill'd, he wander'd all alone,
And on himself his pensive Fury wroke,
Ne ever utter'd Word, save when first shone
The glittering Star of Eve — "Thank Heaven! the Day is done."