William Gilmore Simms (1806 - 1870 / USA)
Simms was born in Charleston, S.C., and lived much of his life in or near it.
The embodiment of southern letters, Simms was also an influential spokesman for what he saw as the region's social and political concerns. A unionist in the 1832 nullification controversy, in the 1840s he supported the intensely nationalistic Young America group, which pushed for American freedom from British literary models. Active in politics, he served in the South Carolina Legislature from 1844 to 1846, conferred with prominent planters like James Henry Hammond about southern agricultural policies, conducted a copious correspondence with fire-eating Beverley Tucker of Virginia about slavery and ... more »
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- Blessings On Children
- Flight To Nature
- Fort Wagner
- Hast Thou A Song For A Flower.
- Morris Island
- Ode--Shell the Old City! Shell!
- Song In March
- Sumter In Ruins
- The Angel Of The Church
- The Bard
- The Decay Of A People
- The Lost Pleiad
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We follow where the Swamp Fox guides,William Gilmore Simms (1806-1872), U.S. novelist. The Swamp Fox (l. 1-8). . . Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Do...
His friends and merry men are we;
And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
We burrow in the cypress tree.
The turfy hammock is our bed, ...
''The Tory camp is now in sight,William Gilmore Simms (1806-1872), U.S. novelist. The Swamp Fox (l. 77-80). . . Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) ...
And there he cowers within his den;
He hears our shouts, he dreads the fight,
He fears, and flies from Marion's men.''