The Bells, and Other Poems

By Edgar Allan Poe

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THE BELLS AND OTHER POEMS


[Illustration: The Bells]


THE BELLS

and other Poems


BY EDGAR ALLAN POE

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY

EDMUND DULAC


[Illustration: Edgar Allan POE]


HODDER AND STOUGHTON

NEW YORK AND LONDON



CONTENTS

_The Bells_
_Eulalie--A Song_
_Annabel Lee_
_Sonnet--Silence_
_The Raven_
_To one in Paradise_
_Lenore_
_Dreams_
_To Helen (I saw thee once--once only--years ago)_
_The Haunted Palace_
_A Dream within a Dream_
_The City in the Sea_
_To F----_
_The Sleeper_
_Ulalume_
_Romance_
_Sonnet--to Science_
_Eldorado_
_To M.---- (O! I care not that my earthly lot)_
_The Conqueror Worm_
_Sonnet--To Zante_
_To M. L. S.----_
_To the River----_
_A Dream_
_Al Aaraaf_
_To F----s S. O----d_
_Bridal Ballad_
_To my Mother_
_To Helen (Helen, thy beauty is to me)_
_The Valley of Unrest_
_The Lake--To----_
_The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour_
_Catholic Hymn_
_To ---- ---- (Not long ago, the writer of these lines)_
_Evening Star_
_Stanzas_
_Spirits of the Dead_
_Israfel_
_Song (I saw thee on thy bridal day)_
_To---- (The bowers whereat, in dreams, I see)_
_Fairy-land_
_The Coliseum_
_Dreamland_
_For Annie_
_Alone_
_Tamerlane_


ILLUSTRATIONS

_The Bells_
_The Bells_
_The Bells_
_Annabel Lee_
_Silence_
_The Raven_
_To One in Paradise_
_Lenore_
_To Helen_
_The Haunted Palace_
_The City in the Sea_
_The Sleeper_
_Ulalume_
_Eldorado_
_The Conqueror Worm_
_To the River_
_Al Aaraaf_
_Al Aaraaf_
_Bridal Ballad_
_To Helen_
_The Valley of Unrest_
_To ---- ---- (Mrs. Maris Louise Shew)_
_Israfel_
_Fairy-land_
_Dreamland_
_Alone_
_Tamerlane_
_Tamerlane_






_THE BELLS_


I.

Hear the sledges with the bells--
Silver bells!
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars, that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort if Runic rhyme,
To the tintinabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells,--
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.


II.

Hear the mellow wedding bells,
Golden bells!
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!

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