Henry Timrod (8 December 1828 - 7 October 1867 / Charleston, South Carolina)
Henry Timrod was an American poet, often called the poet laureate of the Confederacy.
Timrod was born on December 8, 1828, in Charleston, South Carolina, to a family of German descent. His grandfather Heinrich Dimroth emigrated to the United States in 1765 and Anglicized his name. His father was an officer in the Seminole Wars and a poet himself. The elder Timrod died on July 28, 1838, at the age of 44; his son was nine. A few years later, their home burned down, leaving the family impoverished.
Timrod studied at the University of Georgia beginning in 1847 with the help of a financial benefactor. He was soon forced by illness to end his ... more »
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- 1866 -- Addressed To The Old Year
- A Bouquet
- A Common Thought
- A Cry to Arms
- A Dedication - To K.S.G.
- A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter
- A Mother's Wail
- A Prize Poem
- A Rhapsody Of A Southern Winter Night
- A Summer Shower
- A Trifle
- A Vision of Poesy - Part 01
- A Vision of Poesy - Part 02
- A Year's Courtship
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Shall the Spring dawn, and she still clad in smiles,Henry Timrod (1828-1867), U.S. poet. Charleston (l. 37-44). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford Universit...
And with an unscathed brow,
Rest in the strong arms of her palm-crowned isles,
As fair and free as now?
''Calm as that second summer which precedesHenry Timrod (1828-1867), U.S. poet. Charleston (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University ...
The first fall of the snow,
In the broad sunlight of heroic deeds,
The City bides the foe.''
What if, both mad and blinded in their rage,Henry Timrod (1828-1867), U.S. poet. Ethnogenesis (l. 36-39). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford Univers...
Our foes should fling us down their mortal gage,
And with a hostile step profane our sod!
We shall not shrink, my brothers, but go for...
''Sleep sweetly in your humble graves,Henry Timrod (1828-1867), U.S. poet. Sleep sweetly in your humble graves (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. ...
Sleep, martyrs of a fallen cause;
Though yet no marble column craves
The pilgrim here to pause.''
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