Lines to Freedom. Inscribed to James J. Lamb, Esq., Underwood Cottage
Author: Robert Cathcart (1817-1870)
Publication: Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser
Published: 24 October 1868
Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical
James J. Lamb (1817-1873)
No full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: Paisley Central Library
The poem is dated 'Paisley, October 6, 1868'. The newspaper notes that this poem is intended for a forthcoming volume, one assumes Cathcart's Gloamin' Hours (Paisley: Paisley Herald, 1868). The poem in four stanzas, traces the seasons and aligns 'Freedom' to their contrasting properties., e.g. 'Hail Freedom, like spring-time thou comest, in splendour,'. James J. Lamb (1817-1873) was also a poet, and a local councillor and J.P.. (See Robert Brown, Paisley Poets, Vol. 2 (Paisley: J.& J. Cook, 1890), pp. 83-88.