The son of a clergyman, John Moultrie was educated at Eton College, where he obtained reputation as a poet. In 1819 he entered Trinity College Cambridge as a commoner (M.A. 1822); he attended the Middle Temple, but after working as a tutor for three years chose a clerical life. Moultrie was ordained in 1825 and given the rectory of Rugby. Upon taking up residence in there in 1828 he became the friend of Thomas Arnold, the new headmaster at Rugby School. Moultrie, who published poetry under the pseudonym "Gerard Montgomery," enjoyed considerable reputation as a Victorian poet.
1820Godiva, — a Tale.
1823Introductory Stanzas to the Second Canto of La Belle Tryamour. To ****.
1823La Belle Tryamour, a Metrical Romance: by Gerard Montgomery. [Sir Launfal.]
1823La Belle Tryamour. Canto II.
1824La Belle Tryamour. Canto III.
1824The Witch of the North.
1824Three Sonnets by Gerard Montgomery.
Poetry of the college magazine [with H. N. Coleridge]. 1819.
Poetical works of Thomas Gray [ed. Moultrie]. 1845.
Saint Mary, the virgin and the wife. 1850.
The black fence: a lay of modern Rome. 1850.
Psalms and hymns. 1851.
The song of the Rubgy church-builders. 1851.
A pentecostal ode. 1852.
The poetical remains of William Sidney Walker [ed. Moultrie]. 1852.
Altars, hearths, and graves. 1854.
Poems, ed. Derwent Coleridge. 2 vols, 1876.