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Montgomery, Robert

Montgomery, Robert (1807-55), poet, was born at Bath, and when quite young published a weekly periodical called The Inspector. In 1827 he published a satire, The Age Reviewed, in 1828 an epic, The Omnipresence of the Deity, which was severely criticised by Macaulay in the Edinburgh Review, and shortly afterwards Satan, from which he gained the nickname Satan Montgomery. He then went to Oxford, and took orders. The Messiah, Luther, and The Sanctuary are later poems of his, and several of his hymns have been very generally adopted for congregational use.