Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription 472 SOUTHWARD HO!
then to reveal, of the secrets of their prison-house, at the pres-
ent sitting. But, doubtless, we shall re-form the circle, and
have new revelations. We shall seek new sources of inspira-
tion�new media�and fresh materials ; and soothe, for the
reader as for ourselves, as humor prompts," the idle vein"
of both. We shall assemble, among our southern forests and
mountains, a portion at least, of our present company�perhaps
add others to our circle. But we shall make no definite prom-
ise ; being resolute not to fetter ourselves to hard conditions.
We need say no more ; and, just now, our Alabama cynic is at
our elbow, with a courtly entreaty that we shall do him grace,
ere we part, over a coil of snake and tiger."