By day, while the sun-god drove his chariot in the high heavens and turned the blue-green ∆gean Sea into the semblance of a blazing shield of brass, Idas and Marpessa sat together in the treesí soft shades, or walked in shadowy valleys where viole... Read more of Idas And Marpessa at Urban Myths.caInformational Site Network Informational

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Thomson's Recitations

Thomson, the author of the "Seasons," was a very awkward reader of his
own productions. His patron, Doddington, once snatched a MS. from
his hand, provoked by his odd utterance, telling him that he did not
understand his own verses! A gentleman of Brentford, however, told the
late Dr. Evans, in 1824, that there was a tradition in that town of
Thomson frequenting one of the inns there, and reciting his poems to the

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