Who is William Gilmore Simms

William Gilmore Simms (April 17, 1806 – June 11, 1870) was an American writer and politician from the American South. Literary scholars consider him a major force in antebellum Southern literature; in 1845 Edgar Allan Poe pronounced him the best novelist America had ever produced, and he also published poetry and nonfiction, as well as edited several journals. Simms strongly supported slavery; in response to Uncle Tom's Cabin he wrote both negative reviews and a pro-slavery novel. He also served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1844–1846.

Early and family life Simms was born on April 17, 1806, in Charleston, South Carolina, of Scots-Irish ancestors. His mother, Harriet Ann Augusta (née Singleton, 1784-1808) died during his infancy; h...
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William Gilmore Simms Poems

  • The Swamp Fox
    WE follow where the Swamp Fox guides,
    His friends and merry men are we;
    And when the troop of Tarleton rides,
    We burrow in the cypress tree. ...
  • Sumter In Ruins
    Ye batter down the lion's den,
    But yet the lordly beast g'oes free;
    And ye shall hear his roar again, ...
  • The Bard
    Where dwells the spirit of the Bard--what sky
    Persuades his daring wing,--
    Folded in soft carnation, or in snow
    Still sleeping, far o'er summits of the cloud, ...
  • Song In March
    NOW are the winds about us in their glee,
    Tossing the slender tree;
    Whirling the sands about his furious car,
    March cometh from afar; ...
  • The Lost Pleiad
    NOT in the sky,
    Where it was seen
    So long in eminence of light serene,â??
    Nor on the white tops of the glistering wave, ...
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Love 8 Heart 8 I Love You 8 Soul 7 Ancient 7 Long 7 Sweet 7 Song 7 Away 6 Bright 6

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  • Chisomizu: the conditions of conquest are always easy. we have but to toil awhile endure awhile believe always and never turn back. - william gilmore simms
  • Ritholtz: "i believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor." -william gilmore simms
  • Lightcliffel: lightcliffe quote of the day. the only true source of politeness is consideration. william gilmore simms
  • Jacktshannon: "tact is one of the first of mental virtues, the absence of which is frequently fatal to the best of talents. without denying that it is a talent of itself, it will suffice if we admit that it supplies the place of many talents." ~ william gilmore simms
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Baby Toes
 by Carl Sandburg

There is a blue star, Janet,
Fifteen years- ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

There is a white star, Janet,
Forty years- ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.


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