Thomas Pringle

(5 January 1789 – 5 December 1834 / Blaiklaw)

Thomas Pringle Poems

1. The Emigrant's Farewell 5/28/2012
2. The Caffer Commando 1/3/2003
3. The Hottentot 1/3/2003
4. The Bushman 1/3/2003
5. To Sir Walter Scott 1/3/2003
6. The Slave Dealer 1/3/2003
7. The Coranna 1/3/2003
8. The Bechuana Boy 1/3/2003
9. The Kosa 1/3/2003
10. Makanna's Gathering 1/3/2003
11. The Caffer 1/3/2003
12. The Lion Hunt 1/3/2003
13. Afar In The Desert 1/3/2003
14. Song Of The Wild Bushman 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Thomas Pringle

Song Of The Wild Bushman

Let the proud White Man boast his flocks,
And fields of foodful grain;
My home is 'mid the mountain rocks,
The Desert my domain.
I plant no herbs nor pleasant fruits,
I toil not for my cheer;
The Desert yields me juicy roots,
And herds of bounding deer.

The countless springboks are my flock,
Spread o'er the unbounded plain;
The buffalo bendeth to my yoke,
The wild-horse to my rein;
My yoke is the quivering assagai,
My rein the tough bow-string;
My bridle curb is a slender barb --
Yet it quells the forest-king.

The crested ...

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