ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Cunningham

(1781-1804)


The son of a poor weaver, William Cunningham was born at Magherabeg, near Dromore. He worked as a weaver before his poetry attracted the notice of Thomas Percy, who placed him his diocesan school and in 1804 found him a position as an assistant at William Bruce's Belfast Academy. Cunningham died of consumption, 27 December 1804.


TEXT RECORDS:

1803Sonnet, on the juvenile Productions of Master T. R. Robinson.
1803Sonnet, on the unfortunate Mary Robinson, of Buttermere.
1803 ca.Sonnet. On the appearance of the Sun after a Mist.
1803Sonnet. To a Lady, weeping for the Misfortunes of a female Friend.
1803Sonnet. To Delia.
1803Sonnet. Written April 24 — the birth, and wedding Day, of the Bishop of Dromore.
1803Sonnet. Written in a Grove.

PUBLICATIONS:

Poems. 1808.