ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Edmeston

(1791-1867)


The hymn-writer James Edmeston was educated at Hackney, where he was living in 1816, the year he began practicing as an architect. Walter Scott published a sonnet by Edmeston in his Edinburgh Annual Register for 1817.


TEXT RECORDS:

1822Sonnet. ["But for the cloud, were neither shower nor bow."]

PUBLICATIONS:

The search, and other poems. 1817.
An ode to the memory of the Princess Charlotte. 1818.
Anston Park, a tale. 1821.
The cottage minstrel, or hymns for the assistance of cottagers. 1821.
Sacred lyrics. 1823.
Patmos, and other poems. 1824.
The woman of Shunem, a dramatic sketch. 1829.
Fifty original hymns. 1833.
Hymns for the chamber of sickness. 1844?
Closet hymns and poems. 1846.
Sacred poetry. 1848.
Infant breathings: being hymns for the young. 1862.