Treasure Island

Thomas Pringle

(5 January 1789 – 5 December 1834 / Blaiklaw)

Poems of Thomas Pringle

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

The Caffer Commando

Hark! -- heard ye the signals of triumph afar?
'Tis our Caffer Commando returning from war:
The voice of their laughter comes loud on the wind,
Nor heed they the curses that follow behind.
For who cares for him, the poor Kosa, that wails
Where the smoke rises dim from yon desolate vales --
That wails for his little ones killed in the fray,
And his herds by the Colonist carried away?
Or who cares for him that once pastured this spot,

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