Thomson [-'s] proper n

possibly ED's spelling of “Thompson”; see Thomas, proper n.

  1. James Thomson (1700-1748); author of The Seasons that includes an “Autumn” section with the lines “Crown'd with the sickle, and the wheaten sheaf”; or, John O. Thompson (1782-1818) or James Oren Thompson (1834-1917), author of the hymn “The Call for Reapers” that includes the lines “Send them now the sheaves to gather” and “Gather now the sheaves of gold.”