MS: Letter from Alexander Cunningham to Robert Burns, dated 28 January 1790

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MS: Letter from Alexander Cunningham to Robert Burns, dated 28 January 1790

C289
28th Janry 1790

When Cunningham forgets Burns then
"Chaos come again" ~ In some instances
it is reckoned unpardonable to quote
any ones own words but of the value I have
for your friendship nothing can more
truely or more elegantly express it than

"Time, but the impression stronger makes,
"As streams their channels deeper wear"

Having written you twice without
hearing from you I am apt to think my
letters have miscarried my conjecture
is only formed upon the chapter of
accidents turning up against ^me in the
[?] & I may with truth add ^as it uniformly does the more
important affairs of Life - But I shall
continue occassionaly to inform what
is going on ammong the circle of your

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