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James Montgomery (1771–1854)

Montgomery, James. An English poet, best known by his hymns and devotional poetry; born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, Nov. 4, 1771; died at Sheffield, England, April 30, 1854. He founded and edited the Sheffield Iris, 1794–1825. He published: ‘The West Indies’ (1809), an antislavery poem; ‘The World before the Flood’ (1813); ‘Greenland’ (1819); ‘Prose by a Poet’ (1830–31), lectures on poetry and English literature; ‘Original Hymns’ (1853), his chief work; etc.