The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
VOLUME XVI. Early National Literature, Part II; Later National Literature, Part I.

IV. The New South: Lanier

§ 24. Poems (1877)

Because of a severe illness he was ordered South for the winter of 1876–7, but there he continued to throw off “a sort of spray of little songs” and to hope for “that repose which ought to fill the artist’s firmament while he is creating.”