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Review: Yemassee: Romance of CarolinaUser Review - Jed - Goodreads
Read just for the storybook value, this is a pretty good one. Read for the historical/sociological value, this is a treasure trove. Written just before the outbreak of the Civil War, Simms, a partisan ... Read full review
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approach arrow beheld Bess Matthews Block House blood bosom brave brother captain captive Carolinians chief Chorley consciousness Coosaw cried danger ears enemy English exclaimed father fear feeling felt fierce forest Gabriel Gabriel Harrison gave glance Granger grew Grimstead guarda-costa hand hatchet head hear heart Hector Hugh Grayson Indian instant Ishiagaska knew knife less lodge look maiden Malatchie manner Manneyto Master Grayson Master Harrison Matiwan maussa mind mother neighbouring Nichols noble gentleman Occonestoga Opitchi-Manneyto party pastor Pocota-ligo proceeded prophet replied Richard Chorley river romance rushed sailor Sanutee savage scalp seaman secure seemed shelter silence Simms Simms's slave soon Spaniards speak speech spirit spoke stood strike thee thing Thou art thou hast thought tomahawk trader tree tumulus uttered vessel victim voice warrior watch weapon Wherefore wild woman woods words Yemassee young
Page 23 - In every work regard the writer's end, Since none can compass more than they intend; And if the means be just, the conduct true, Applause, in spite of trivial faults, is due.
Page 24 - Croly — are very much those of the epic. It invests individuals with an absorbing interest — it hurries them rapidly through crowding and exacting events, in a narrow space of time — it requires the same unities of plan, of purpose, and of harmony of parts, and it seeks for its adventures among the wild and wonderful.
Page 24 - When I say that our Romance is the substitute of modern times for the epic or the drama, I do not mean to say that they are exactly the same things, and yet, examined thoroughly . . . the differences between them are very slight. These differences depend upon the material employed, rather than upon the particular mode in which it is used.