By Edgar Allan Poe

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la muerte, hasta el punto de, en su duelo,
sus canciones terminar,
y el clamor de la esperanza con el triste ritornelo
de jamás, ¡y nunca más!»

Mas el cuervo, provocando mi alma triste a la sonrisa
mi sillón rodé hasta el frente al ave, al busto, a la cornisa;
luego, hundiéndome en la seda, fantasía y fantasía
dime entonces a juntar,
por saber qué pretendía aquel pájaro ominoso
de un pasado inmemorial,
aquel hosco, torvo, infausto, cuervo lúgubre y odioso
al graznar: «¡Nunca jamás!»

Quedé aquesto, investigando frente al cuervo en honda calma,
cuyos ojos encendidos me abrasaban pecho y alma.
Esto y más--sobre cojines reclinado--con anhelo
me empeñaba en descifrar,
sobre el rojo terciopelo do imprimía viva huella
luminoso mi fanal--
terciopelo cuya púrpura ¡ay! jamás volverá ella
a oprimir--¡Ah! ¡Nunca más!

Pareciome el aire entonces,
por incógnito incensario
que un querube columpiase
de mi alcoba en el santuario,
perfumado--«Miserable sér--me dije--Dios te ha oído
y por medio angelical,
tregua, tregua y el olvido del recuerdo de Leonora
te ha venido hoy a brindar:
¡bebe! bebe ese nepente, y así todo olvida ahora.
Dijo el cuervo: «¡Nunca más!»

«Eh, profeta--dije--o duende,
mas profeta al fin, ya seas
ave o diablo--ya te envíe
la tormenta, ya te veas
por los ábregos barrido a esta playa,
pero intrépido a este hogar
por los males devastado,

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By these and other means he had managed to lay by a tolerable sum of money.
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After several ineffectual efforts, made during the lurches of the ship, and at the imminent risk of swamping the boat I.
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During the whole period of his struggles he had not the faintest recollection of the Ariel, nor of the matters in connexion with the source of his disaster.
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With this I amused myself for some time, when, growing sleepy, I extinguished the light with great care, and soon fell into a sound slumber.
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This screwing, however, is resorted to principally with a view of obtaining more room in the hold; for in a full load of any such commodities as flour or tobacco, there can be no danger of any shifting whatever, at least none from which inconvenience can result.
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Having secured these, we stripped off the shirt of the corpse and dropped the body overboard.
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We plainly saw that not a soul lived in that fated vessel! Yet we could not help shouting to the dead for help! Yes, long and loudly did we beg, in the agony of the moment, that those silent and disgusting images would stay for us, would not abandon us to become like them, would receive us among their goodly company! We were raving with horror and despair--thoroughly mad through the anguish of our grievous disappointment.
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It is possible, indeed, that poison, accidentally introduced into some of their sea-stores, may have brought about the disaster, or that the eating of some unknown venomous species of fish, or other marine animal, or oceanic bird, might have induced it--but it is utterly useless to form conjectures where all is involved, and will, no doubt, remain for ever involved, in the most appalling and unfathomable mystery.
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Our whole stock of provision had been swept overboard in spite of all our care in securing it; and seeing no longer the remotest possibility of obtaining more, we gave way both of us to despair, weeping aloud like children, and neither of us attempting to offer consolation to the other.
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fathoms of water, black sandy bottom.
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The phenomena of this water formed the first definite link in that vast chain of apparent miracles with which I was destined to be at length encircled.
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Having done this, we congratulated ourselves upon the security of the position; for we were now completely excluded from observation, as long as we chose to remain within the ravine itself, and not venture out upon the hill, We could perceive no traces of the savages having ever been within this hollow; but, indeed, when we came to reflect upon the probability that the fissure through which we attained it had been only just now created by the fall of the cliff opposite, and that no other way of attaining it could be perceived, we were not so much rejoiced at the thought of being secure from molestation as fearful lest there should be absolutely no means left us for descent.
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vicinity of the schooner, than ten thousand natives, besides the shoals of them who, laden with booty, were making their way inland and over to the neighbouring islands.
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I replied as best I could--as only a true lover can.
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“Full well--alas! do I remember it,” I exclaimed, pressing passionately the delicate hand which offered the glasses for my inspection.
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A pair of prodigious ears, nevertheless, which it was no doubt found impossible to confine, towered away into the atmosphere of the apartment, and were occasionally pricked up in a spasm, at the sound of the drawing of a cork.
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You know me--I’m a man of my word--now be off!” Here he swallowed his bumper of port, while I rushed from the room in despair.