Simms, William Gilmore; with an Introduction and Notes By C. Hugh Holman The Yenassee: A Romance of Carolina Houghton Mifflin, Riverside Editions, New York, 1961, Trade Paperback, , , Used
377 pp. Rubbing on extremities, pages clean and unmarked. Introduction; A Note on the Yemassee Indians and the Yemassee War; Bibliographical Note; A Simms Chronology; A Note on the Text; The Yemassee; Appendis: Simm's Poem 'The Last of the Temassee' and Illustrated by Map of South Carolina and Georgia about 1715; Title page by F. O. C. Darley for the 1853 edition; Frontispiece by F. O. C. Darley for the 1853 edition.
William Gilmore Simms: Novelist, Poet, Editor, Biographer, Historian, Orator, Essayist, Letter Writer.
Active 1825-1870 in USA, North America—The Literary Encyclopedia
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;
Breaks the sealed magic of old Winter's dreams,
And rends his glassy streams;
Chafing with potent airs, he fiercely takes
Their fetters from the lakes,
And, with a power by queenly Spring supplied,
Wakens the slumbering tide.
With a wild love he seeks young Summer's charms
And clasps her to his arms;
Lifting his shield between, he drives away
Old Winter from his prey; -
The ancient tyrant whom he boldly braves,
Goes howling to his caves;
And, to his northern realm compelled to fly,
Yields up the victory;
Melted are all his bands, o'erthrown his towers,
And March comes bringing flowers.