Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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      Poems: Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary and Contemplative

      Poems: Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary and Contemplative

      Poetry | Redfield | 1853
                  William Gilmore Simms’s ultimate ambition for his collected poetical works titled Poems: Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary, and Contemplative was limited to posterity.  Unlike most of his literary efforts, it was not a money-making operation.  He wrote his friend B.F. Perry in January 1852, “my hope & expectation are not profit.  I seek only to put myself fully on record for the future.”  Remarkably, Simms went on to explain this bid for future acclaim:  “I regard my career as pretty well over, and wish now to revise and make myself as worthy as possible in the eyes ...