Pringle, Thomas (M)

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