Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Illustrations | 1999
Transcription One lesson, in chief, may be gleaned, among many others, from this imperfect
story of the past. It is that which teaches the citizen to cling to the soil of his
birth in the day of its difficulty, with the resolution of the son who stands above the
grave of a mother and protects it from violation...This rule, preserved in memory
and maintained as a principle, would unite a people and make them invincible.
---William Gilmore Simms, The History of South Carolina (1840)