Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Item informationTitle: Thy Happy Star (Manuscript)
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: A

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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: SA_18xx_626


      Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
      • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography
      Composition history ''Song — Thy Happy Star Is Shining,'' Magnolia IV (Mar. 1842), 154. 
      Description ''Thy happy star is shining, ...''

      Manuscript reads: Thy Happy Star. | 1 | [poem]
      Notes Position: left, rotated counter-clockwise

      The manuscript could be an early version of ''Thy Happy Star,'' published in Magnolia (Mar. 1842) since some lines differ (e.g., the final verse); the published version is signed W.G.S. and assigns 1829 as a composition date, which might be the date of this manuscript.