Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Item informationTitle: ''I Love this Little Floweret.''
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: B
  • Publication date: 1858-09-06

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: SB_18xx_160

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Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
  • Pseudonymous Publications of William Gilmore Simms
  • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography
Composition history ''Song.—From the German.''  Knickerbocker, II (Oct. 1833), 263.

''Ballad.  I Love This Little Floweret.''  Magnolia, I ns (July 1842), 50.

''Ballad.—I Love This Little Floweret.''  Areytos (1846), 101-102.

''I Love This Little Floweret.''  Charleston Mercury (Sept. 6, 1858) [Source of clipping].
Description ''I love this little floweret, ...''

Clipping reads:  FOR THE MERCURY. | ''I Love this Little Floweret.''
Notes Position: right.

Kibler notes that florio is ''Latin for 'flower.'  Possibly after John Florio, translator of Montaigne.  Also characters in Ford's ''Tis Pity She's a Whore' (1628) and Shirley's 'The Traitor' (1631), a favorite of Simms'' (Pseudonymous Publications 51).