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
[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.
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.

'We are unable to identify this Portuguese epigram.
'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