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v2.1 Reference

Simms's Poems

Areytos or Songs and Ballads of the South with Other Poems

Areytos is also titled Songs of the South because all the poems dealt with subject matter related to the southern United States. Many had been published previously in various periodicals. For the Areytos collection, Simms chose instead to focus on subject matter rather than form. The most distinguished poems in this collection include, "The Texian Hunter," "Maid of Congareee," "Indian Serenade," "The South – The Sunny South," "Well, Sang a Blue-Eyed Damsel," Dark-Eyed Maid of Edisto," "Farewell to Ashley," "Congaree Boat Horn by Moonlight," and, "To the Mountains," all of which display Simms's familiarity with settings in the Carolinas and across the South.

Edgar Allan Poe reviewed Areytos in the Democratic Review in July 1846, and he noted that the volume was "a collection of tender" and, "passionate songs," and applauded Simms as, "beyond doubt, one of our most original writers."


"Rich in the beautiful imagery of the South, these songs seem to breathe the soft spirit of the land... We have no space to point out particular favourites in this collection; many deserve to be set to music, if they have not already been done so."—Godey's Lady's Book

9781611172621 : simmss-poems-simms-johnson
Paperback / softback
416 Pages
$32.99 USD

Other Titles by William Gilmore Simms

As Good As a Comedy; Or, the Tennesseean's Story and Paddy Mcgann

William Gilmore Simms, introduction by Robert Bush
Nov 2016 - University of South Carolina Press
$51.99 USD - Paperback / softback

The Damsel of Darien

William Gilmore Simms, introduction by Michael Odom
Nov 2016 - University of South Carolina Press
$59.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Voltmeier; or, The Mountain Men

William Gilmore Simms, introduction by Donald Davidson, Mary C. Simms Oliphant
Nov 2016 - University of South Carolina Press
$36.99 USD - Paperback / softback

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Her Birth and Later Years

Irena Klepfisz
Dec 2022 - Wesleyan University Press
$28.00 USD - Hardback

Latter Days

Frederick Turner
Sep 2022 - Franciscan University Press
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Hounds on the Mountain

James Still
Jul 2022 - Fireside Industries, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky
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