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?