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Thomas Pringle (1789–1834)

Pringle, Thomas. A South African poet; born near Kelso, Scotland, in 1789; died at London, 1834. He published a volume of poems in 1819, and ‘Narrative of a Residence in Africa’ (1834). Among his best-known poems are: ‘Lion Hunt’ and ‘The Bechuana Boy.’ He is regarded as the father of South-African poetry.