Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Item informationTitle: Ballad [Come, while the evening sets sweet and clear.]
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: A

    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_118


      Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
      • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography
      Composition history ''A Cuban Areyto,'' Russell's IV (October 1858), 51. 

      ''Come While the Evening Sets Sweet and Clear,'' Areytos (1860), 6-8. 
      ''Come, while the evening sets sweet and clear ...''

      Clipping reads: The Poet's Corner. | [rule] | Written for the Southern Journal of Music. | BALLAD. | [rule] | BY W. GILMORE SIMMS. | [rule]

      In the first stanza, Simms scribbled out ''clime'' and wrote something illegible in the margin.  In the third stanza, Simms marked out the ''d'' in "drew" and written what appears to be ''kn/'' in the margin.  In the published version of the poem (Areytos in 1860), the word says ''knew.''

      Notes Position: left

      See Kibler, Poetry, 199.