Pringle, Thomas (M)

Surname: Pringle
Forename(s): Thomas
b. 5 January 1789. d. 5 December 1834. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet, philanthropist, and journalist. Suffered an accident as an infant, which eventually required him to walk with crutches. Attended University of Edinburgh. Worked as a clerk at Edinburgh’s General Register House when he began writing poetry. Briefly co-edited the new Edinburgh Monthly Magazine (which, after he left, was relaunched as Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine), and then the Edinburgh Magazine. Emigrated to South Africa in 1820 and worked as a librarian, also establishing newspapers and literary journals. Steadily worked for the abolition of slavery. After professional and financial difficulties, Pringle moved to London in 1826. Publications include The Autumnal Excursion and Other Poems (1819). Biographical information: ODNB.

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 6
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Song 1817-06 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7980
The Wreath 1817-06 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7979
Sonnet to a Revered Female Relative 1817-08 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7999
“A scene such as we picture in our dreams” 1829-12 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10397
Afar in the Desert 1833-03-09 The Penny Magazine Poet 2967
Afar In the Desert 1838-08-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3613