Carolina Chansons eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 83 pages of information about Carolina Chansons.

    “Dim vales and shadowy floods
    And cloudy-looking woods
    Whose forms we can’t discover,
    From the tears that drip all over”

was written while Poe was in the army at Fort Moultrie, and appeared in his second volume in 1829.  There are later echoes.

    “Around by lifting winds forgot
    Resignedly beneath the sky
    The melancholy waters lie.”



“Marsh Tackies” is the name given by the negroes to the little, wild horses of the Carolina coast country’s swamps and sea islands.  Early traditions say that these horses were found by the English when they first came and that they are the descendants of runaways from the Spanish settlements to the South about St. Augustine, or horses turned loose by DeSoto upon his ill-fated march to the Mississippi.  These horses pick up a precarious living in out-of-the-way sections along the coast, and are occasionally taken and broken in by the negroes.  They are the “poor horse trash” of the section.


Alstons and Allstons of South Carolina S.C.  GRAVES
Annual Report of the Am.  Hist.  Ass. 1913
Aaron Burr, Memoirs, Life, and Letters
Charleston Courier OLD FILES
Charleston Mercury OLD FILES
Charleston the Place and the People RAVENEL
Colonial History of South Carolina LAWSON
Defense of Charleston Harbor JOHNSON
Diary from Dixie CHESTNUT
Edgar Allan Poe WOODBURY
Edgar Allan Poe, How to Know Him SMITH
Edgar Allen Poe HARRISON
Mobile Mercury OLD FILES
Proceedings of the American Philos.  Soc.  VOL.  XXVI
Pirates, The Carolina HUGHSON, JOHNS HOPKINS
                                                  PRESS PAMPHLET
Submarines PAMPHLET, SMYTHE, A.T., JR. 
South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine VOL.  XIV
Theodosia PIDGIN

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