Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook B >> [Page 192] >> [Ballad—Come to the Lost One's Tomb] (Manuscript, Continued)

Item informationTitle: [Ballad—Come to the Lost One's Tomb] (Manuscript, Continued)
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: B

    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_592


      Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
      • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography
      Composition history ''Ballad—Come to the Lost One's Tomb'' is an alternate version of:

      ''Come to the Loved One's Tomb.''  Southern Literary Messenger, VI (Dec. 1840), 837.
      Description ''When the [illegible] gay, ...''

      Simms has made multiple corrections throughout.
      Notes Position: center, upside-down.

      While unlabeled and written with a finer pen than the manuscript titled "Ballad,'' internal evidence points to similarities between this manuscript page and the published poem ''Come to the Loved One's Tomb.''  As such, this manuscript page should be considered as a continuation of ''Ballad,'' an alternate version of ''Come to the Loved One's Tomb.''