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

Friends in these parts - In those days of
merryment I have frequently heard your
Name Proclaim'd at the Jovial Board -
under the roof of our hospitable Friends
at Stenhousemills there was no

"lingering moments number'd with care"


I saw your address to the new year in
the Dumfries Journal - of your productions
I shall say nothing but my acquaintances
alledge that when your name is mentioned
which every man of Celebrity must know
often happens that I am the Champion
the mendoza against all snarling Critics
& narrow minded Reptiles of whom a few
on this Planet doth crawl - With
best compliments to your wife and
her black-Eyed Sister I remain
[?] Burns
Your unalterable friend
Alexr Cunningham

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