"The collection Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song appeared the following December, of which Cunningham says that ‘every article but two little scraps was contributed by me’ (ibid., 79), a fact not discernible from Cromek's acknowledgement in the introduction of Cunningham's services in drawing ‘many pieces from obscurity’. The book, which contains interesting accounts in prose of the Scottish border peasantry, obviously by Cunningham, was favourably received, and the mystification as to the origin of the ballads was always transparent to some, especially Scott and Hogg.
"Reproduced over 100 of the 500 poems Wilson had written by 1916" (Makes 373)
"Described his poverty and his disappointment of not receiving an inheritance through humorous Hudibrastic couplets." (Wikipedia)