It should be noted that Cunningham was born in 1805, he was a learned and experienced theologian well before entering the principalship of New College. You may wish to read this brief biographical sketch of him can be read here:

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The Chestnut Mare
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by frost.
- - - -JRR Tolkien "Lord of the Rings"