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

Lo! where he crouches by the cleugh's dark side,
Eyeing the farmer's lowing herds afar;
Impatient watching till the Evening Star
Lead forth the Twilight dim, that he may glide
Like panther to the prey. With freeborn pride
He scorns the herdsman, nor regards the scar
Of recent wound -- but burnishes for war
His assagai and targe of buffalo-hide.
He is a Robber? -- True; it is a strife

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