Captain Montagu Montagu (1787-1863) was a Captain in the Royal Navy, and an author and autograph collector. His published works include original poetry, as well as translations of Friedrich Schiller and Giovanni Battista Casti, religious controversy, and editions of the Psalms.
Montagu entered the Royal Navy in 1799. He was appointed Captain on 2 November 1805.
He died at Bath on July 3 1863.
- Montagu, Montagu., and Philip Bowes V. Broke. England Victorious, a Poem upon the Capture of the American Frigate Chesapeake. To Which Is Prefixed Captain Broke's Official Letter Relating the Action [&c.], 1814.
- Casti, Giovanni Battista, and Montagu Montagu. The Trè Giuli, Tr. [into Verse by M. Montagu] with a Memoir, 1826
- Schiller, Friedrich, and Montagu Montagu. The Song of the Bell, and Other Poems, Tr. [by M. Montagu], 1839
- Gresset, Jean Baptiste L., and Montagu Montagu. Vert-vert, a Poem, Tr. by M. Montagu, 1840.
- Casti, Giovanni Battista., and Montagu Montagu. The Three Groats. New ed., 1841.
- The Seven Penitential Psalms, in Verse, with an Appendix, by M. Montagu. 1844 and 1851.
- The Psalms, in a New Version, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches, by M.Montagu, 1846 and 1851.
- Dirge for Wellington [signed M.M.], 1852.
- Good Morning and Good Night [signed M.M. In Verse], 1852.
- Yes and No [signed M.M. In Verse], 1852.
- The Birth of the Leek [signed M.M. In Verse], 1853.
- Selection, from the Psalms in a New Version, of All the Entire Psalms or Parts of Others Suitable for Singing, by M. Montagu, 1854.
- Crimean Graves (ode). With 6 Sonnets, 1856.
- Fifty Sonnets on Various Subjects, 1860
- Fifty More Sonnets on Various Subjects, 1861.
Montagu bequeathed a collection of manuscripts and printed books to the Bodleian Libraries in 1863. This collection consists of c.700 volumes in various branches of literature. These dated from the 16th- 19th century and included copies of work by classical authors, English and Italian poetry, and papers relating to the works of Shakespeare.
Specific works include 90 editions and versions of the Psalter, works on Psalmody, editions of Anacreon, Horace, Juvenal, Phaedrus, Petrarch, Boileau and Jean de La Fontaine|La Fontaine. The collection also contains topographical and biographical works with additional engravings. A small sketch of the profile of Napoleon I, by the well-known Italian artist Giuseppe Longhi, also accompanied the collection.
- Chambers, Robert (1888). The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar, Including Anecdote, Biography & History, Curiosities of Literature, and Oddities of Human Life and Character. W. & R. Chambers. p. 263.
- Catalogue description: Name: Montagu, Montagu Rank: Captain Date of Appointment: 02 November 1805. 1805-11-02.
- Macray, W. D. Annals of the Bodleian Library. pp. 377–8.
- "Rare Books Named Collections". Bodleian Libraries. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
- "Collection: Montagu Manuscripts | Bodleian Archives & Manuscripts". archives.bodleian.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
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