Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook A >> [Page 159] >> Extract from an Unpublished Poem

Item informationTitle: Extract from an Unpublished Poem
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_550

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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 Charleston Weekly News (June 11, 1853). 
    Description ''Then had he gone, the chief, but for the maid, ...''

    Clipping reads: [double rule] | EXTRACT | FROM AN UNPUBLISHED POEM. | [rule]

    Notes Position: whole page

    Kibler notes that the pseudonym Alcestis derives from the ''poetess of Lesbos in Horace and Ovid.  Also the heroine of a drama by Euripedes.  Alcestis was the wife of Admetus who gave herself up to death in his stead, but was brought back to life by Hercules.  Also mentioned in the 'Illiad,' Book 2'' (Pseudonymous Publications 38).