Robert Cunninghame-Grahame of Gartmore

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Robert Graham (17351797) who took the name Cunninghame Graham, was a Scottish politician and poet. He is now remembered for a poem "If doughty deeds my lady please", which was later set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan.


  • For you alone I ride the ring,
    For you I wear the blue;
    For you alone I strive to sing,
    O tell me how to woo!
    • If Doughty Deeds ("If daughty deeds my lady pleases."), The Oxford Book of English Verse (1939)

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