Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook B >> [Page 8] >> [Four Poems] (Manuscript)

Item informationTitle: [Four Poems] (Manuscript)
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: B
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      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: SB_18xx_038
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      Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
      • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography
      Composition history ''Masses of might, in blue that rise'' also appears in Scrapbook G as ''The Mountains.''  Kibler notes that a version of this poem appears in an ''unlocated'' issue of the Columbia Daily Phoenix in 1865 (Poetry 281).

      ''Thrice shielded he'' also appears in Scrapbook G as ''Devotion.''  Kibler notes that a version of this poem appears in an ''unlocated'' issue of the Columbia Daily Phoenix in 1865 (Poetry 380).
      Description
      Four poems, separated by plain rules.  Reading from top to bottom of page:

      ''These sudden cascades, at your side ...''

      ''Masses of might, in blue that rise ...''

      ''Take the best you can get' says old Ritchie ...''  [Above this poem, Simms provides the title ''Take the Best You Can Get;'' none of the other poems on the page have titles.]

      ''Thrice shielded he, ...''


      Notes Position: whole page