Wlliam Gilmore Simms
The Letters of William Gilmore Simms. Vol. 6, Supplement >> 1238a Paul Hamilton Hayne >> Page 249

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Correspondence | U of South Carolina P | 2012
Transcription MARCH 1867 249
I have tried to get some employment, but in vain." And this is a common story. But the subject is too painful & humiliating.
Yours truly
W. Gilmore Simms
1229a : To [CORRESPONDENT UNKNOWN]
[March 1, 1867] My dear Sir.
I comply with your request, and send you a good natured epigram from the Portuguese.
Your obt. Servt.
W. Gilmore Simms.
Within her breast, more fair than snows, Sweet Amaryllis plants the rose;
Not that the flower should fix your eyes, But the rich garden where it lies.'
South Carolina, 1 March 1867.
1238a : To PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE
Charleston, March 21. [1867]' My dear Paul.
The writer of the within is a most amiable gentleman of New York, a devoted admirer of men of letters, and a fast friend of mine.

1229a
'We are unable to identify this Portuguese epigram.
1238a
'On the MS. of this letter someone (probably Hayne) has written "1867." The year is undoubtedly correct: William Hawkins Ferris (see introductory sketch) had asked Simms' help in making a collection of autograph poems of southern writers, and Simms wrote to him on Mar. 21 (1239) that he had "already executed all your commissions, & have written a letter on one page of yours, to each of the