Montgomery, James (M)

b. 4 November 1771. d. 30 April 1854. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet, editor, and writer of hymns and sacred poems. Pseudonym: “Gabriel Silvertongue,” “J. M.” Born in Irvine, Scotland. Son of a Moravian pastor and missionary. Lived in Sheffield from 1872. Charged with sedition and imprisoned in 1795 and 1796. Abolitionist. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (SP, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Night 1824 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15905
A Mother’s Lament for an Infant Daughter 1825 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15071
A Riddle, (Written in an Album,) Which every Reader may solve to himself, but none to another 1826 Forget-Me-Not Poet 13934
Questions and Answers 1826-01 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10410
Time Employed, Time Enjoyed. Addressed to a Young Lady from Whom the Author Had Received an Elegantly Wrought Watch-Pocket 1828 Forget-Me-Not Poet 13977
Epitaph on a Gnat, Found Crushed on the Leaf of a Lady’s Album, and Written (With a Different Reading in the Last Line) in Lead Pencil Beneath It 1829 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15532
Bridal Greetings 1829 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15566
The Retreat 1829 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15521
“Palms of glory, raiment bright” 1829-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10400
The Worm and the Flower 1830 Forget-Me-Not Poet 14457
Garden Thoughts, Written on Occasion of a Ladies’ Bazaar, in Aid of the Church Missionary Society, Being Held in the Garden-Grounds of a Benevolent Family Resident on the Banks of the Yorkshire Ouse 1830 Forget-Me-Not Poet 14486
The Gentianella 1830 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15044
Prayer 1832-07-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3001
The Cholera Mount. Lines on the Burying-Place for Patients who have Died of Cholera; a pleasant eminence in Sheffield Park 1832-11 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11236
An Every-Day Tale 1833 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15235
The Skylark. Addressed to a Lady: On Hearing That Bird’s Song Early in the Morning of February 27, 1832, When the Ground Was Covered with Hoar-Frost, and the Small Pools Were Plated with Ice 1833 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15253
On the Death of a Friend 1833-02-02 The Penny Magazine Poet 2966
The Death of the Righteous. In Memory of E. B. 1836 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15313
A Wedding Wish. To a Young Couple 1836 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15330
Patriotic Effusion to Britain 1836-05-14 The Penny Magazine Poet 3151
The Blackbird 1837 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15756
The Resurrection 1837 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15773
In Bereavement 1838 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15811
Parting Words 1838 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15805
Coronation Ode for Queen Victoria I. June 28, 1838 1838-07 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 11599
To Her Majesty Queen Victoria, on Her Coronation in Westminster Abbey, June 28, 1838 1840 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15164
The Wild Pink of Malmesbury Abbey 1840 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15184
Similitudes 1842 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15417
“A Mother’s Gift” 1842 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15435
The Press 1843 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15405
The Deaf Man’s Soliloquy 1843 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15399
Home 1876-02-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7202