1826 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Pringle

Walter Scott, 23 October 1826; Lockhart, Life of Scott Scott (1837-38; 1902) 5:12.



Thomas Pringle is returned from the Cape. He might have done well there, could he have scoured his brains of politics, but he must needs publish a Whig journal at the Cape of Good Hope! He is a worthy creature, but conceited withal — "hinc illae lachrymae." He brought me some antlers and a skin, in addition to others he had sent to Abbotsford four years since.