Robert Anderson

(1770—1833) poet

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(1770–1833), poet and pattern drawer: b. and educ. Carlisle; visits London (Vauxhall Gardens) 1794, Dumfries 1808; works in Belfast 1808–18; d. and is buried in Carlisle. ‘Lucy Gray’, Cumbrian Ballads 1805, ‘The Mountain Boy’, ‘The Vale of Elva’ 1808, Poems on Various Subjects 1810, contributions to Belfast News-Letter and Commercial Chronicle, Poetical Works 1820 .

From The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain and Ireland in Oxford Reference.

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