James Campbell

Life
1758-1818; b. Larne; Works of J.C. (Belfast 1820; 2nd edn. Ballymena c.1870) [posthumous collection], a weaver poet included in John Hewitt, The Rhyming Weavers [... &c.] (Belfast: Blackstaff, 1974). PI RAF

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Quotations
‘Who makes the rich? / The answer’s sure / It must be the industrious poor.’ (Quoted in Patrick Rafroidi, Irish Literature in English: The Romantic Period, 1789-1850, Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1980, Vol. 1, citing John Hewitt Weaver Poets, 1972 [recte 1974]; also in Patrick Walsh, DPhil. UUC 1996, citing Hewitt, Ulster Poets 1800-1850, Diss. 1950, p.20.)

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