Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook D >> [Page 201] >> Love. — Impromptu. / Inscription. (Two Items)

Item informationTitle: Love. — Impromptu. / Inscription. (Two Items)
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: D
  • Publication date: [1865-08-14]

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_556

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    Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
    • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography
    Composition history
    Love. — Impromptu.

    ''Love.''  Southern Literary Journal, IV (Dec. 1838), 410.

    ''Love. Impromptu.''  Magnolia (Apr. 1842), 206.

    ''Love.''  Southern and Western Monthly Magazine, I (Jan. 1845), 60.

    ''Domestic Love.''  Charleston Southern Patriot (Jan. 27, 1847).

    ''[Untitled.]''  Egeria (1853), 141-142.

    ''Ah! life Were But a Tale.''  Columbia Daily Phoenix (Aug. 14, 1865). [Supplied Source of clipping (Kibler 168-169)] 



    ''Epitaph.''  Southern Literary Gazette, I (July 15, 1829), 104.

    ''Epitaph.''  Southern Literary Gazette, I (Nov. 1, 1829), 271.

    ''An Inscription.''  Southern Literary Journal, I (July 1837), 434.

    ''Inscription.''  Magnolia, IV (Apr. 1842), 206.

    ''Inscription.''  Southern and Western Monthly Magazine, I (May 1845), 343.

    ''Inscription.''  Egeria (1853), 145.
    Description ''Ah! life were but a vale indeed, ...''

    Clipping reads: LOVE. — IMPROMPTU. [text of ''Love. — Impromptu.''] | [rule] | INSCRIPTION. [text of ''Inscription.''] | [rule]
    Notes Position: bottom left

    Both items in the clipping are dated 1830.  However, Kibler claims that ''Love. — Impromptu.'' was published in the 1865 edition of the Columbia Daily Phoenix under the pseudonym Edgar, a word that does not appear in the clipping (169).  He provides no source for ''Inscription.''