Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook D >> [Page 7] >> [The Storm is Gathering] (Fragment)

Item informationTitle: [The Storm is Gathering] (Fragment)
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: D
  • Publication date: [1858-04-20]

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: SD_18xx_029

    Places of publication:

    Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
    • Pseudonymous Publications of William Gilmore Simms
    • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography
    Composition history
    ''The Storm is Gathering.''  Godey's Lady's Book XXIV (June 1842), 334.

    ''Songs of Exile.''  Southern Literary Messenger IX (Oct. 1843), 635-636.

    ''The Storm is Gathering.''  Charleston Mercury (Apr. 20, 1858)[Supplied source of clipping (Kibler, Pseudonymous 89)]

    ''Whither Away?''  Old Guard V (1867), 391.  

    Kibler notes that poem also appears as: 
    ''Allemayne.''  Southern Literary Messenger I (Mar. 1829), 356.

    ''Song — Allemayne.''  Barnwell (SC) Sentinel.  [Kibler notes that file for Sentinel has not been located so date is uncertain (Kibler 313)]

    ''Sweet Allemayne.''  American Monthly V (Mar. 1835), 49. 
    Description ''Our hearts have lost them all before, ...''

    Clipping is only of the final four lines of stanza III, stanzas IV, and V. 
    Notes Position: left

    Kibler notes that the pseudonym W.P.S. is possibly a typesetting error for "W.G.S." (Kibler, Pseudonymous 89). 

    A later version of this poem was published as ''Wither Away?'' and can be found on [Page 6] of Scrapbook D.