Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Item informationTitle: "Do But Hear Me, Madelene."
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_131


    Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
    • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography
    • Pseudonymous Publications of William Gilmore Simms
    Composition history ''Madeleine—Impromptu,'' Richards' Weekly (Jan. 26, 1850).

    ''Do But Hear Me, Medelene,'' Charleston Mercury (Mar. 14, 1860). [Conjectured source of clipping]

    Description ''I implore thee, Madelene! ...''

    Clipping reads: ''Do But Hear Me, Madelene.''
    Position: bottom left

    Kibler notes that the pseudonym Fergus derives from ''the Finn Cycle (11th Century), a minstrel whose music restores peace between quarreling clans.  He is a character is 'Gorboduc' (1562) and Simms's own 'Voltmeier''' (Pseudonymous Publications 51)