1828 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Pringle

John Wilson, et. al., in Blackwood's Magazine (November 1828); Noctes Ambrosianae, ed. Mackenzie (1854) 3:173.



SHEPHERD. What say you to your auld frien' Pringle, the editor o' the Friendship's Offering, sir?

NORTH. I say, James, that Mr. Pringle is himself a pleasing poet and amiable man, that he possesses peculiar qualifications for being the Editor of an Annual, and I have no doubt that his will be one of the best of the whole set. Then there's the Bijou, which last year was exquisite — and the Keepsake — Heaven preserve us — with all the rank, fashion, and genius of the age.