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The domain of Arnheim

1850 THE DOMAIN OF ARNHEIM by Edgar Allan Poe The garden like a lady fair was cut, That lay as if she slumbered in delight, And to the open skies her eyes did shut. The azure fields of Heaven were ‘sembled right In a large round, set with the flowers of light. The flowers de […]

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Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences by Edgar Allen Poe

1850 DIDDLING Considered as One of the Exact Sciences by Edgar Allen Poe Hey, diddle diddle The cat and the fiddle SINCE the world began there have been two Jeremys. The one wrote a Jeremiad about usury, and was called Jeremy Bentham. He has been much admired by Mr. John Neal, and was a great […]

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The devil in the belfry by Edgar Allan Poe

THE DEVIL IN THE BELFRY by Edgar Allan Poe What o’clock is it? Old Saying. EVERYBODY knows, in a general way, that the finest place in the world is- or, alas, was- the Dutch borough of Vondervotteimittiss. Yet as it lies some distance from any of the main roads, being in a somewhat out-of-the-way situation, […]

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A descent into the maelstrom by Edgar Allan Poe

1841 A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM by Edgar Allan Poe The ways of God in Nature, as in Providence, are not as our ways; nor are the models that we frame any way commensurate to the vastness, profundity, and unsearchableness of His works, which have a depth in them greater than the well of Democritus. […]

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The conversation of Eiros and Charmion by Edgar Allan Poe

  1850 THE CONVERSATION OF EIROS AND CHARMION by Edgar Allan Poe I will bring fire to thee. EURIPIDES Andiom. EIROS. Why do you call me Eiros? CHARMION. So henceforth will you always be called. You must forget, too, my earthly name, and speak to me as Charmion. EIROS. This is indeed no dream! CHARMION. […]

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