Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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    Grouped Thoughts and Scattered Fancies: A Collection of Sonnets

    Grouped Thoughts and Scattered Fancies: A Collection of Sonnets

    Antebellum Period | Poetry | 1845
                Grouped Thoughts and Scattered Fancies, a collection of sonnets written by William Gilmore Simms, features poems published in the Southern Literary Messenger throughout 1844 and 1845.  This volume was also printed by the Messenger’s printer, W. Macfarlane, in 1845.[1]  Simms is not specifically named as the author on the title page; however, he is identified as the author by the listing of two of his other notable works, Atalantis and Southern Passages and Pictures. Simms personally selected the works for Grouped Thoughts and Scattered Fancies “from his private repertoire ...