1792 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Thomson

Anonymous, "Thomson's Memorial at Richmond" The Diary, or Woodfall's Register (4 January 1792).



The following Inscription, engraven on a brass plate, is preparing to be placed over the grave of THOMPSON, the Poet, in the church of Richmond, Surrey.

In the earth, below this tablet,
are the remains of
JAMES THOMSON,
author of the beautiful poems, intitled,
The Seasons, Castle of Indolence, &c. &c.
who died at Richmond on the 27th day of August,
and was buried here on the 29th, Old Style, 1748.
The Earl of BUCHAN, unwilling that so good a Man,
and sweet a Poet, should be without a memorial,
has denoted the place of his interment,
for the satisfaction of his admirers,
in the year of our Lord, 1792.