Lisy's parting with her cat, by James Thomson

Scope and Content

Description of a girl leaving for boarding school (probably Thomson's sister Elizabeth) sorrowfully taking leave of her pet cat, imagining the cat's own lament at the separation. The poem, one of Thomson's juvenilia (1716?), was written out ca.1725 for Lord George Graham.

Administrative / Biographical History

A general outline of the life and works of the Scottish dramatist and poet James Thomson can be found in the Dictionary of National Biography; there are also numerous biographical and critical evaluations

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Acquisition Information

Purchased at Sotheby's sale (Lot 347), 25 May 1954


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