1897 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Moultrie

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 2:1005.



JOHN MOULTRIE (eld. son of George Moultrie rector of Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire). b. 31 Great Portland st. London, the residence of Mrs. Fendall 30 Dec. 1799; ed. at Eton 1811-19, where he edited Horoe Otiosoe, and after leaving contributed under pseudonym of Gerard Montgomery, his best verses to The Etonian 1820-1; a commoner at Trin. coll. Camb. Oct. 1819; scholar 1822; Bell's Univ. scholar 1828; B.A. 1823, M.A. 1826; R. of Rugby 10 June 1825 to death, had the parsonage rebuilt and went to reside 1828; canon of Worcester 1864; author of Poems 1837, 3 ed. 1852; The dream of life, lays of the English church and other poems 1843; The black fence, a lay of modern Rome 1850, 4 ed. 1851; St. Mary, the virgin and wife 1850; Altars, hearths, and graves 1854; wrote many hymns, most of which are in B. H. Kennedy's Hymnologia Christiana 1863. d. Rugby rectory 26 Dec. 1874. bur. in his parish church, to which an aisle was added in his memory. John Moultrie's Poems, 2 vols. (1876) memoir by rev. Derwent Coleridge vol. 1 pp. v-lxxxiv; Creasy's Memoirs of eminent Etonians (1876) 620-4; Julian's Hymnology (1892) 772.