William Gillmore Simms, "Daniel Boone -- The First Hunter of Kentucky," SOUTHERN AND WESTERN MAGAZINE AND REVIEW 1 (1845) 225-42

William Gillmore Simms, "Daniel Boone -- The First Hunter of Kentucky," SOUTHERN AND WESTERN MAGAZINE AND REVIEW 1 (1845) 225-42

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<Boon's rifle occasionally made free with much nobler victims than bear and buck [here re to Byron's verses]. He was a hunter of men too, upon occasion. Not that he was fond of this sport. His nature was a gentle one -- really and strangely gentle -- and did not incline to war. But he had no shrinkings, no false tendernesses, no scruples of feeling or conscience in the moment of necessity. . . . He smote the savage man, as well as the scarcely more savage beast of the same region; and though the fact is not expressly written, yet there is no reason to suppose that he forbore to do battle after the Indian fashion. He could take a scalp with the rest, and might feel justified in the adoption of a practice which, when employed by the whites, had its very great influence in discouraging the Indian appetite for war.> (SIMMS1:226)

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William Gillmore Simms, "Daniel Boone -- The First Hunter of Kentucky," SOUTHERN AND WESTERN MAGAZINE AND REVIEW 1 (1845) 225-42

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"In an age of chivalry -- during the Crusades -- Boon would have been a knight errant, equally fearless and gentle. That he would have been much of a Squire of Dames, is very uncertain -- but he loved his wife, and he risked his scalp more than once to rescue beauty from the clutches of the savage." (SIMMS1:226)

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William Gillmore Simms, "Daniel Boone -- The First Hunter of Kentucky," SOUTHERN AND WESTERN MAGAZINE AND REVIEW 1 (1845) 225-42

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"It is probably not the production of his own pen, since it bears marks of ambitious composition quite unlike our hunter -- sometimes it aims at eloquence and poetry, and at all times it lacks that simplicity of manner which belonged to the character of Boon." (SIMMS1:227)

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William Gillmore Simms, "Daniel Boone -- The First Hunter of Kentucky," SOUTHERN AND WESTERN MAGAZINE AND REVIEW 1 (1845) 225-42

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"He settled at Charette [sic], on the Missouri, some distance from the inhabited parts of the country, and followed the habits of life which delighted his early manhood. He was still the hunter and the trapper, and continued so to the day of his death . . . ." (SIMMS1:241)

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