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Allan Cunningham (1784–1842)

Cunningham, Allan. A Scottish poet and miscellaneous writer; born in Keir, Dumfriesshire, Dec. 7, 1784; died in London, Oct. 30 (not 29), 1842. When a youth he served as an apprentice to a stone-mason; but later became a reporter in London, and wrote ‘Sir Marmaduke Maxwell,’ a dramatic poem, and ‘Lord Roldan’ and ‘Paul Jones,’ interesting but rather theatrical romances. His ‘Critical History of the Literature of the Last Fifty Years’ and other books prompted Sir Walter Scott to call him a genius.