Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Obituary | 1870-06-13
Transcription centralized in Charleston during the revolu-
tionary period; covering the varied for-
tunes of that soul-trying crisis, including
the parts taken by Marion, Sumter, Moultrie,
Pickens, Hayne, and Horry. This is perhaps
the author's most successful series of pure
fictions.
12. Southern Passages and Pictures. A volume
of poems, lyrical, sentimental and descriptive,
published in New York, 1839.
13. Donna Florida, a Tale. A narrative poem,
conceived and written under the influence of Don
Juan; the express aim being a poem in the style
of Byron's reckless heroic. It was dropped in
midway, and remains a fragment which is not
much to be regretted. Published In Charleston,
1843.
14. Castle Dismal, or the Bachelor's Christmas.
A domestic legend; a South Carolina ghost story.
1844.
15. Grouped Thoughts and Scattered Fancies.
A collection or sonnets.
16. Areytos, or Songs of the South. Miscel-
laneous poems, published in 1846.
17. Lays of the Palmetto. Lyrics and ballads
commemorative of the exploits of the Palmetto
(South Carolina) regiment in the Mexican war of
1848.
18. The Eye and the Wing. A collection of
poems. New York; 1848:
19. Poems Chiefly Imaginative. Another volume
of miscellaneous.verse.
2i. The Cassique of Accabee, a Tale of Ashley
Rivers with other pieces the leader being a nar-
rative poem, ;a legend of Indian life and love in
the lang-syne of aboriginal days; published in
New York, 1849.
21. The City of the Silent. A poem delivered by
the author at the consecration of Magnolia Ceme-
tery, at Charleston, in 1810.
22. Norman Maurice, or the Man of the People.
A drama of the present day, dealing with current
events and feelings; a representation of every-
day American life, political and social.
23. Michael Bonham, or the fall of the Alamo,
A drama, romantic and tragic as its title im-
ports. This and the preceding were produced
upon the stage in the North, with a fair measure
of success; this being the more successful of the
two.
24. Poems. Two duodecimo volumes of miscel-
laneous poems, culled from several earlier vol-
umes, with fresh additions. These were publish-
ed by Redfield in 1853.
25. The Kinsmen, or the Black Riders of the
Congaree. A spirited fiction of revolutionary life
and times: the scene, as the name imports, being
laid in the author's native stage. This novel was
largely successful, and several years after its ap-
earance was reproduced, under the title of The
Scout, in a uniform edition of the author's novels.
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