Seasons, The.—A series of poems by James Thomson, which appeared in the following order: Winter Summer Spring ; and Autumn ; the whole being republished, with the famous Hymn. Horace Walpole said that he would rather have written the most absurd lines by Lee than The Seasons ; but Wordsworth, on the other hand, speaks of it as “a work of inspiration. Much of it,” he says, “is written from himself, and nobly from himself.”