Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook D >> [Page 37] >> Sonnet — ''The Beautiful, The Silent.''

Item informationTitle: Sonnet — ''The Beautiful, The Silent.''
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: D
  • Publication date: [1842-03]

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_123


    Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
    • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography
    Composition history ''Sonnet.'' Charleston City Gazette (Apr. 14, 1832).

    ''Sonnet — The Beautiful, The Silent.'' Magnolia, IV (Mar. 1842), 154. [Supplied source of clipping (Kibler 186)]

    ''Elegiac.'' Charleston Mercury (Sept. 28, 1858). 

    Description ''The beautiful, the silent! Do they come, ...''

    Clipping reads: SONNET — ''THE BEAUTIFUL, THE SILENT.''
    Notes Position: left

    Corrections appear in Simms's hand. 

    Poem is dated 1832, though Simms crosses out the date and it appears in the Magnolia in 1842.