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Thomas Pringle

(1789—1834) poet, journalist, and philanthropist


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(1789–1834),

a friend of Sir W. Scott, and for a short time editor of the Edinburgh Monthly Magazine. In 1809 he published his first volume of poems, which included ‘The Emigrant's Farewell’. He emigrated to South Africa, and he is remembered chiefly as a poet of that country. His Ephemerides (1828) and African Sketches (1834) reveal his sympathetic interest in the native races and the wildlife of Africa.

Subjects: Literature.


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