Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Epigraph

Scholarship | 1993
Transcription Stories should never be written with reference to a specific moral. Written wit
due heed to general truth, as they were designed to be, they carry with them a
thousand wholesome morals, which are superior to maxims.
--Simms, Mercury (6 Feb. 1856)