ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Cunningham

(1654-1730)


Not the historian of the same name (d. 1737). A native of Ayershire, Alexander Cunningham was professor of civil law at Edinburgh (1698) before he was removed for political reasons in 1710; he spent his remaining years at The Hague. Cunningham attacks Richard Bentley in his edition of Horace (1721).


TEXT RECORDS:

1675 ca.On the much lamented Death of that dearest Darling of the Muses Mr. Pat: Schaw Doctor of Medicine.

PUBLICATIONS:

Animadversions in R. Bentleii. 1721.
Q. Horatii Flacci poemata. 1721.
Horatius denuao castigatus. 1722.
Oeuvres d'Horace en Latin et en Francais par M. Dacier. 1733.
P. Vergilii moronis bucolica, Georgica et Aeneis. 1743.
Phaedri Augusti liberti fabularum Aesopiarum libri quinque. 1757.