Samuel Thomson (1766-1816) was an Irish poet and schoolteacher, known as the " Bard of Carngranny. Thomson was born at Carngreine, co. Antrim.
Samuel Thomson (1766-1816) was an Irish poet and schoolteacher, known as the " Bard of Carngranny. He published in The Northern Star, a newspaper of the United Irishmen; he was described as "practically the poet laureate" of the paper. He corresponded with Robert Burns, to whom he sent presents of snuff, and in 1794 traveled to Dumfries, Scotland, where he met Burns.
Samuel Thomson (1766–1816), a native of the Presbyterian, Scots-speaking townland of Carngranny in South Antrim, was in his own . and Ernest M. Scott, eds. (1992) The Country Rhymes of Samuel Thomson, the Bard of Carngranny 1766–1816, in The Folk Poets of Ulster, 3 vols, eds.
Samuel Thomson (1766–1816), a native of the Presbyterian, Scots-speaking townland of Carngranny in South Antrim, was in his own lifetime a respected poet and instigator of an early Romantic coterie. . Adams and Philip Robinson (Bangor: Pretani Press), . oogle Scholar. Spenser, Edmund (1912) The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, ed. J. C. Smith and E. De Selincourt (London: Oxford University Press).
Samuel Thomson, unlike contemporary folk poets who were weavers by trade, was a schoolmaster by profession
Samuel Thomson, unlike contemporary folk poets who were weavers by trade, was a schoolmaster by profession. Although he lived as somewhat of a recluse in his thatched cottage on Lyles Hill, Thomson had a wide circle of correspondents, including James Orr of Ballycarry, one of the most celebrated of the weaver poets, the Rev James Porter of Greyabbey, hanged in 1798 on suspicion of being a United Irishman, and Lord Templeton. He also exchanged poems with Burns and visited him in Ayrshire. His work fist saw publication in 1793
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of Bella-Hill, Esq/ Epistle to S Thomson of Carngranny, a Brother poet/ Elegy on the Death of Mr. Robert Burns, the Ayrshire Poet/ Elegy on the Death of Hugh Tynan, the Poet of D'Dee/ Elegy on the Death of Hugh Blair/ Ode to the Rev Henry Cooke, Donegore, on his sermon preached for the benefit of the House of Industry, Belfast/. During his lifetime he penned some 150 poems, his reputation as the bard of the common people becoming firmly established. Seller Inventory 50290AB.
Samuel Thomson was born at Carngreine, County Antrim in Ireland. The Country Rhymes of Samuel Thomson, the Bard of Carngranny, 1766-1816, ed. E. M. Scott and P. Robinson. He worked as a schoolmaster, traveled to Scotland to met Robert Burns, and published in The Northern Star, a publication of the United Irishmen. TEXT RECORDS: 1791To the Same 1806.
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By Samuel Thomson VII Alas! my country! by insulting power, It stings my soul to see you .
But ‘Freedom’ gives the word; and lo, he braves. The furge and tempest, lighted by her ray. And to a happier land wafts merrily away. XII When fell corruption quits the field to right, And vi!e ‘Ascendancy’' foregoes its aim: When lawless power, and discord take their flight To shades infernal, whence at first they came. XIII What time Industry's gay rural train, With rosy face unaw'd, their tasks resume, And unmolested, o'er your jocund plain Extend the tabors of the busy loom.
The Country Rhymes of Samuel Thomson The Folk Poets of Ulster Series. Bardic Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire. The Wilderness; or Braddock’s Times. for an extended piece of archipelagic thinking on the literature of the seventeenth century.