1912 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Cunningham

D. J. O'Donoghue, in Poets of Ireland (1912) 93.



A young Ulster poet, born at Magherabeg, near Dromore, on March 19, 1781. Died December 27, 1804. Is praised by James M'Henry in his Bard of Erin, etc., and was befriended by Bishop Percy of Dromore. Was a friend of Thomas Stott and T. R. Robinson, and in the latter's volume of poems there is a piece on him, as well as one by him, entitled, The Queen of the May. Was for a while a teacher in Belfast Academy. Wrote at times under the signature of "Colin."