Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Obituary | 1870-06-13
Transcription his history. A second marriage, to the daught-
er of Mr. Roach, of Barnwell, his first wife
having died soon after their union; a seat in
the State General Assembly, where he made
his mark; the reception of the Doctorate of
Laws from the University of Alabama; his sum-
mer residence in Charleston and his winter
home at Woodlands: these, up to the beginning
of the war, are the few external incidents of a
[...] whose events must be sought in the
achievement of ahands and brain. The elegant
residence of mr. Simms at Woodlands--a man-
sion with equal wings and a fine front--was
bruned down by Sherman'sraiders in 1865.
At the same time an extensive library was
wholly destroyed. But Mr. Simms returned
to his general literary work with his old
energy, and was in harness almost to the
day of his death. The long roll of his lit-
erary works is the noblest tribute that can
be paid to the memory of him who is aptly
styled "the Walter Scott of the South," and we
copy from The Living Writers of the South,
by James Wood Davidson, the following re-
cord of the writings of Mr. Simms:
1. Lyrical and other Poems. A debut volume,
written provions to the author's twentieth year,
and published in Charleston, 1827.
2. Early Lays. 1827.
8. The Vision of Cortes, Cain, and other Poems.
4. The Tricolor, or Three Days of Blood in Paris.
A celebration in verse of the French Revolution
of 1830, published in that year.
5. Atalantis: The Story of the Sea. A narrative
poem of life among the Nereids, of submarine
magic and human sympathy; published by the
Harpers of New York in 1832.
6. Martin Faber: The Story of a Criminal. A
striking fiction of intense interest and power,
published in New York in 1833.
7. The Book of My Lady. A melange; publish-
ed in 1833.
8. The Cosmopolitan: An Occasional, No. 1. An
alternation of tales and conversations; the first
of a series that never went beyond No. 1.
9. The Partisan. 1835.
10. Mellichampe.
11. Katherine Walton, or the Rebel of Dorches-
ter. This and the two preceding constitute ,
a trilogy delineating life in South Carolina,