Montgomery, Robert, 1807-1855

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Robert Montgomery was born and educated at Bath, the illegitimate son of comic actor Robert Gomery. He adopted the name Montgomery, and published his first book of poems at the age of eighteen. He published several satires and numerous poems, including his most popular work, The Omnipresence of the Deity. Most reviews were unkind, considering his verse pretentious, sentimental, and generally poor, but his work remained popular, even after a scathing review by Thomas Babington Macaulay in the Edinburgh Review. Montgomery entered Oxford in 1830, earning two degrees, and took holy orders in 1835, holding various religious posts for the rest of his life.

From the description of Robert Montgomery letter to My dear Blanchard, and manuscript poem, 1832 and undated. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 67612921

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associatedWith Du Pasquier, J., fl. 1849. person
associatedWith Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859. person
associatedWith Nash, Emma. person
associatedWith Southey, Robert, 1774-1843. person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908 person
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Male authors, English


Birth 1807

Death 1855



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