Sunday, 20 February 2011

Beauty of the human hand, part 3 of 3, James Montgomery, poet

James Montgomery the poet was born in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1771. He was brought up by the Moravians near Leeds after his parents left for America,  never to return. He went into journalism acquiring a newspaper - the Isis  that advocated reformist causes at an unpopular time, and was imprisoned for a while. He brought out poems and hymns from 1797. He died in 1854, throughout his life he worked for humanitarian causes.

This poem, The Blank Leaf,  was written by James Montgomery into the personal album of Agnes Appleby, Sheffield, England, Nov 21.  1829.

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