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Thomson, James

(Encyclopedia) Thomson, James, 1834–82, Scottish poet and essayist. He is remembered for his darkly pessimistic poem The City of Dreadful Night. He was raised in an orphan asylum…

Thomson, James

(Encyclopedia) Thomson, James, 1700–1748, Scottish poet. Educated at Edinburgh, he went to London, took a post as tutor, and became acquainted with such literary celebrities as Gay…

Shotwell, James Thomson

(Encyclopedia) Shotwell, James Thomson, 1874–1965, Canadian-American historian, b. Strathroy, Ont. A teacher of history at Columbia from 1900 and professor from 1908 to 1942, Shotwell…

Brewer's: Thomson

(James), author of The Seasons and Castle of Indolence, in 1729 brought out the tragedy of Sophonisba, in which occurs the silly line: “O Sophonisba, Sophonisba, O!” which a wag in the pit…

Brewer's: Moll Thomson's Mark

As “Take away this bottle, it has Moll Thomson's mark on it.” Moll Thomson is M. T. (empty). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894MollyMoll Flanders A B C D…

Kelvin, William Thomson, 1st Baron

(Encyclopedia) Kelvin, William Thomson, 1st Baron, 1824–1907, British mathematician and physicist, b. Belfast. He was professor of natural philosophy at the Univ. of Glasgow (…

Elihu Thomson

Elihu Thomson Born: 1853 Birthplace: Manchester, England Arc lighting—Thomson was an integral contributor to the…

Bobby Thomson

Bobby ThomsonBorn: Oct. 25, 1923Baseball OF career .270 hitter who won the 1951 NL pennant for the NY Giants with a 1-out, 3-run HR in the bottom of the 9th inning of Game 3 of a best-of-3…

Macpherson, James

(Encyclopedia) Macpherson, James, 1736–96, Scottish author. Educated at Aberdeen and Edinburgh, he spent his early years as a schoolmaster. In later life he held a colonial…