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 Lion Hunt 1/3/2003
9. The Bechuana Boy 1/3/2003
10. The Kosa 1/3/2003
11. Makanna's Gathering 1/3/2003
12. The Caffer 1/3/2003
13. Song Of The Wild Bushman 1/3/2003
14. Afar In The Desert 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Thomas Pringle

Afar In The Desert

Afar in the Desert I love to ride,
With the silent Bush-boy alone by my side:
When the sorrows of life the soul o'ercast,
And, sick of the Present, I cling to the Past;
When the eye is suffused with regretful tears,
From the fond recollections of former years;
And shadows of things that have long since fled
Flit over the brain, like the ghosts of the dead:
Bright visions of glory -- that vanish too soon;
Day-dreams -- that departed ere manhood's noon;
Attachments -- by fate or by falsehood reft;
Companions of early days -- lost or left;
And my ...

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