The Paisley Poet
1720-1800

1720, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

1800, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

In his youth, Maxwell journeyed to England with a hardware pack, but, eventually returning to Scotland, he followed the joint occupations of schoolmaster and poet. In 1783, during a famine in Scotland, he was reduced to great penury, and had to earn his bread by breaking stones on the highway. Most of his publications (30-40 in all) were produced after that period. His works include:

  1. All Glory to the Eternal Three
  2. Didst Thou, Dear Jesus, Suffer Shame?
  3. Go Forth, Ye Heralds, in My Name
  4. How Shall I My Savior Set Forth?