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Cunningham, Allan,

1784–1842, Scottish author. His collection of The Songs of Scotland, Ancient and Modern (4 vol., 1825) included his own "A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea," one of the best-known sea ballads. His six-volume Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects appeared from 1829 to 1833.
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As the sub-tide to this edition suggests ('with selected notes of Allan Cunningham'), Wagner's edition offers no new information.
Allan Cunningham spent years building new homes for other people - until he decided it was his turn to live the dream.
A chapter follows on what the author calls "fakery", namely, the introduction as "traditional" of freshly-composed material conforming in some degree to the inherited styles, and discussion of the work of James Hogg, Allan Cunningham and Lady Nairne and her circle.
The five essays comprising 'Makers of their own fates' draws attention to Allan Cunningham, Richard Cunningham, Ludwig Leichhardt, John Gilbert, Thomas Mitchell, William Blandowski, and Gerard Krefft.
She steps back in time for the likes of Caledonia, which marries Tony Cuffe's melody with age-old lyrics, and The Mermaid Of Galloway, written by Allan Cunningham, a neighbour of Robbie Burns.
Banks, in turn, was an influential patron and was critical in the appointments of botanists Robert Brown, Allan Cunningham and George Caley, all of whom collected specimens in Australia.
Robert Withington, former works manager and Allan Cunningham, formerly sales engineer, are the driving force.
They were described by Allan Cunningham in 1830, after which there was nowhere to store them and, as Peter Cunningham (son of Allan) wrote, Chantrey 'went to [their] thinning and destruction with a remorseless hand'.
COUSINS Mark Cooper and Allan Cunningham grew up as lads in neighbouring Old Swan streets and shared a passion for the Reds, writes Dawn Collinson.
This article closely examines Thomas De Quincey's account of his meeting with the Scottish poet and essayist Allan Cunningham. Read in light of recent critical attention to De Quincey's role as a popularizer and disseminator of canonical Romantic literature and aesthetics, his treatment of the meeting with Cunningham and of other experiences in Scotland engages his larger project of constructing and transmitting a specifically English Romantic canon around the figure of Wordsworth.
[t]o his fellow-contributors in the London Magazine he was always most generous, and praises Barry Cornwall, Allan Cunningham, Hazlitt, Elton, and Leigh Hunt without anything of the malice of a friend.(1)
Allan Cunningham saw the empire largely in this manner, but his fine and sometimes dissenting intelligence makes him invariably worth reading.