William Gilmore Simms
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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- The Lost Pleiad
- Blessings On Children
- The Decay Of A People
- The Angel Of The Church
- Flight To Nature
- Sumter In Ruins
- Ode--Shell the Old City! Shell!
- The Swamp Fox
- Song In March
- The Bard
- Hast Thou A Song For A Flower.
- Morris Island
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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.''
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