Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires

By Edgar Allan Poe

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moment le peintre se tint en extase devant le
travail qu'il avait travaillé; mais une minute après, comme il
contemplait encore, il trembla et il devint très-pâle, et il fut frappé
d'effroi; et criant d'une voix éclatante:--En vérité, c'est la _Vie_
elle-même!--il se retourna brusquement pour regarder sa
bien-aimée;--elle était morte!»


[Note 1: Formule anglaise:--mort subite.--C. B.]

[Note 2: _Hortulus animae, cum oratiunculis aliquibus superadditis_, de
Grünninger.--E. A. P.]

[Note 3: Watson, Percival, Spallanzani, et particulièrement l'évêque de
Landaff.--Voir les _Chemical Essays_, vol. V.--E. A. P.]

[Note 4: Ce marché--marché Saint-Honoré,--n'a jamais eu ni portes ni
inscriptions. L'inscription a-t-elle existé en projet?--C. B.]

[Note 5: _Hop_, sautiller,--_frog_, grenouille.--C. B.]

[Note 6: Pas de crédit.--C. B.]

[Note 7: La même expression signifie _être à l'heure_ et _aller en
mesure_. Il n'y a donc qu'un mot, et ce mot explique l'indignation de
Vondervotteimittiss,--pays où l'on est toujours à l'heure.--C. B.]

[Note 8: _Nose_, nez.--_Naseaulogie_, nosologie.--C. B.]

[Note 9: Flavius Vopiscus dit que l'hymne intercalé ici fut chanté par la
populace, lors de la guerre des Sarmates, en l'honneur d'Aurélien, qui
avait tué de sa propre main neuf cent cinquante hommes à l'ennemi.--E.
A. P.]

[Note 10: En parlant des marées, Pomponius Mela dit, dans son traité _De
Situ Orbis_: Ou le monde est un _vaste animal_, ou, etc.--E. A. P.]

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