David W. Newton, William Gilmore Simms
University of Arkansas Press, 2007 - 558 páginas

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Página 531 - Tis morn; but scarce yon level sun Can pierce the war-clouds, rolling dun, Where furious Frank and fiery Hun Shout in their sulphurous canopy. The combat deepens. On, ye Brave, Who rush to glory, or the grave! Wave, Munich! all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy chivalry! Few, few shall part, where many meet! The snow shall be their winding-sheet, And every turf beneath their feet Shall be a soldier's sepulchre.
Página xxvii - Four Periods of American History" began about 1497 and ended about 1607; the second period was c. 1608 to 1763; and the fourth period, from the end of the Revolution to about mid-nineteenth century. He depicted all four periods in his fiction. See John Caldwell Guilds, Simms: A Literary Life (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1992), 334-38. 3. The Partisan: A Tale of the Revolution was first published in 1835; Mellichampe: A Legend of the Santee in 1836; and The Scout; or, The Black Riders...
Página 479 - Keep up your bright swords for the dew will rust them.' It occurs in Othello. Ah! what a masterpiece is that! It is such a history as belongs only to a warm climate, such as ours. Though, by-the-way, Inglehardt, this has been the longest winter I have ever known in Carolina.
Página xix - The Epochs and Events of American History, as Suited to the Purposes of Art in Fiction...
Página 530 - In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face ; the hair of my flesh stood up...
Página xxvii - The Sword and the Distaff; or, "Fair, Fat and Forty," A Story of the South, at the Close of the Revolution (retitled Woodcraft); The Golden Christmas: A Chronicle of St.
Página xx - Two months later he reported, "[Despite] a world of work accumulated, . . . my book clamors to me from a host of characters, half made up, that demand full development" (L, III, 361). Though Simms had always contemplated bringing his Revolutionary War series up through the historic battle of Eutaw, he did not determine until February 1855 (when he was "about one half" through the writing), that his "next Revolutionary novel" would be entitled "'The Forayers, or the Raid of the Dog Days: A Tale of...

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