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CASSIQUE OF KIAWAH
BY WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS, Esq.
"Scout" -"CHARLEMONT". -“ VASCONSELOS" - ETC., ETC.
“I pray you let us satisfy our eyes,
With the memorials, and the things of fame
34 BEEKMAN STREET, NEW YORK
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850,
BY J. S, REDFIELD, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern
District of New York.
SAVAGE & MOCKEA, STEREOTYPERS,
13 Chambers Street, N. Y.
HON. W. PORCHER MILES, M. C.
O FRIEND! who satt'st beside me in the hour
When Death was at my hearth; and in my home
The mother's cry of wailing for that doom,
And in his talons bore away our young!.
Thou know'st how terribly this heart was wrung:
Belovéd evermore, - behold me thine !
Yet have I little worthy that is mine,
W. GILMORE SIMM8.
WOODLANDS, S. C., April 2, 1859.
CASSIQUE OF KIAWAH.
SCENE OF ACTION.
“Away! away! Once more his eyes shall hail the welcome day;
Once more the happy shores without a law."-BYRON. SUPPOSE the day to be a fine one- calm, placid, and without a cloud — even such a day as frequently comes to cheer us in the benign and bud-compelling month of April ; — suppose the seas to be smooth ; at rest, and slumbering without emotion; with a fair bosom gently heaving, and sending up only happy murmurs, like an infant's after a late passion of tears ; suppose the hour to be a little after the turn of noon, when, in April, the sun, only gently soliciting, forbears all ardency; sweetly smiles and softly embraces; and, though loving enough for comfort, is not so oppressive in his attachments as to prompt the prayer for an iceberg upon which to couch ourselves for his future communion; supposing all these supposes, dear reader, then the voyager, running close in for the land — whose fortune it is to traverse that portion of the Atlantic which breaks along the shores of Georgia and the Carolinas — beholds a scene of beauty in repose, such as will be very apt to make him forgetful of all the dangers he has passed !
We shall say nothing of the same region, defaced by strifes of