Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook A >> [Page 15] >> The Morals of Affliction

Item informationTitle: The Morals of Affliction
Genre: Journalism
Publication informationVolume: A
  • Publication date: 1858

Time periods

    Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
    Rights: Digital Copyright © 2013, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
    Resource Identifier: SA_18xx_064

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    Composition history Clipping features two laconics that also appear in Simms's collection Egeria:  ''Morals of Sorrow''and ''Tears'' (144, 291).
    Description '''Sweet,' says SHAKESPEARE, 'are the uses of adversity.' ...''

    Clipping is a newspaper editorial that quotes Simms.
    Notes Position: top left.

    Clipping is from the Charleston Mercury.  The Mercury's masthead is partially visible on the reverse of the clipping.

    No evidence on which to conjecture authorship of newspaper clipping.

    In the clipping, ''Morals of Sorrow'' ends with ''satisfy a want.'' As printed in Egeria, ''Morals of Sorrow'' ends with ''satisfy a need'' (144).