See also:English poet, natural son of Robert Gomery, was
See also:born at Bath in 1807 . He was educated at a private school in Bath, and founded an unsuccessful weekly paper in that city . In 1828 he published The Omni-presence of the Deity, which
See also:hit popular religious sentiment so exactly that it ran through eight
See also:editions in as many months . In 1830 followed The Puffiad (a satire), and Satan . An exhaustive review in
See also:Blackwood by
See also:Wilson, followed in the
See also:thirty-first number by a burlesque of Satan, and two articles in the first
See also:volume of
See also:Fraser, ridiculed
See also:Montgomery's pretensions and the excesses of his admirers . But his name was immortalized by Macaulay's famous onslaught in the
See also:Edinburgh Review for
See also:April 1830 . As a poet, he deserved every word of Macaulay's severe censure, though the brutality of the attack cannot be defended . This exposure did not, however, diminish the sale of his poems; The Omnipresence of the Deity reached its 28th edition in 1858 . In 1830 Montgomery entered Lincoln
See also:Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1833 and M.A. in 1838 . Taking
See also:holy orders in 1835 he obtained a curacy at Whittington,
See also:Shropshire, which he exchanged in '1836 for the
See also:charge of the
See also:church of St
See also:Glasgow . In 1843 he removed to the
See also:parish of St Pancras,
See also:London, when he was
See also:minister of Percy
See also:Chapel . He died at
See also:Brighton in 1855 .
He also wrote The
See also:Messiah (1832), Woman, the
See also:Angel of
See also:Life (1833), Oxford (1831), and many devotional and theological
See also:works .
JAMES MONTGOMERY (1771-1854)
MONTGOMERYSHIRE (Welsh Swydd Tre' Faldwyn, Baldwyn'...
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