Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Item informationTitle: What It Is, I Cannot Tell!
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: D
  • Publication date: [1858-10-03]

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_030

    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 ''Sonnet to R—.'' Charleston Courier (June 28, 1824). 

    "Sonnet to —.'' Lyrical and Other Poems (1827), 123. 

    ''Love.'' Southern Literary Gazette, III (Sept. 21, 1850), np. 

    ''What It Is, I Cannot Tell!'' Charleston Mercury (Sept. 3, 1858). [supplied source of clipping (Kibler, Pseudonymous 52)]

    Description '''Tis not those eyes of liquid fire, ...''

    Clipping reads: [double rule] | FOR THE MERCURY. | What It Is, I Cannot Tell!
    Notes Position: bottom left

    Kibler notes that the pseudonym Floris is Latin for "flower" (Kibler, Pseudonymous 52).