Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Poetry | 2008
Transcription Simms's List of His War Poems


In the Printed Poetry Box of the Simms collection at the South
Caroliniana Library, there is a small scrap of ruled paper containing on
both sides a list of titles in Simms's hand. Investigation proves them to
be his war poems. Of these, numbers 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 24,
26, 27, 40, 44, 45, 47, 51, 53, 55, and 61 were collected in Simms's edition
of War Poetry. Numbers 17 ("In Memoriam"), 25 ("The Millenium of a
People"), and 60 ("The Synod of the Beasts. Ode") are as yet unfound.
The rest are proved to be by Simms. There are 12 poems by Simms
collected in his War Poetry that are not on the list.


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