His dramatic work includes La Lepreuse (1896); Ton Sang and L'Enchantement (1900); Le Masque and Resurrection (1902); Maman Colibri (1904); La Marche Nuptiale (1905); Poliche (1906); Les Flambeaux (1912); Le Phalene (1913).
They are called " huitzilin " (spikelet) by the 'Aztecs, and " colibri," " chupaflor " and " chupa-miel " (floweror honey-sucker), and " pajaromosca " (fly-bird) by the Spanish-speaking Mexicans.
Colibri was a French built brig, captured in 1809 by Melampus, which had been part of Pellew's western frigate squadron.
He was then given command of an 18 gun brig, Colibri.
Under Thomson's command, Colibri captured seven privateers during the first two years of the war.