James Grahame was born and educated in Glasgow; after devoting some years to the law, he was ordained in 1809 and served as Curate of Shipton, in Gloucestershire, and Sedgefield, in the county of Durham (1811). His poetry was praised by John Wilson and satirized by Byron; Grahame's The Sabbath (1804) went through more than a dozen editions.
Poems in English, Scotch and Latin. 1794.
The rural calendar. 1797.
Wallace: a tragedy. 1799.
Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots: an historical drama. 1801.
The Sabbath, a poem. 1804.
The Sabbath, a poem, to which are added rural walks. 1806.
Biblical pictures. 1806.
The birds of Scotland, with other poems. 1806.
Thoughts on trial by jury in civil causes. 1806.
Poems. 2 vols, 1807.
The siege of Copenhagen: a poem. 1808.
"Africa delivered: or the slave trade abolished," in Poems on the Abolition of Slavery, ed. Montgomery. 1809.
British georgics. 1809.
Rural poems, illustrative of the husbandry, scenery, and manners of Scotland. 1821.
Poetical works of Henry Kirke White and James Grahame, ed. George Gilfallan. 1856.
The sabbath and other poems. 1857.