The Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe Including Essays on Poetry

By Edgar Allan Poe

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a military school in many respects equal to the best in Europe
for the education of officers for the army. At the time Poe entered the
Academy it possessed anything but an attractive character, the
discipline having been of the most severe character, and the
accommodation in many respects unsuitable for growing lads.

The poet appears to have entered upon this new course of life with his
usual enthusiasm, and for a time to have borne the rigid rules of the
place with unusual steadiness. He entered the institution on the 1st
July, 1830, and by the following March had been expelled for determined
disobedience. Whatever view may be taken of Poe's conduct upon this
occasion, it must be seen that the expulsion from West Point was of his
own seeking. Highly-colored pictures have been drawn of his eccentric
behavior at the Academy, but the fact remains that he wilfully, or at
any rate purposely, flung away his cadetship. It is surmised with
plausibility that the second marriage of Mr. Allan, and his expressed
intention of withdrawing his help and of not endowing or bequeathing
this adopted son any of his property, was the mainspring of Poe's
action. Believing it impossible to continue without aid in a profession
so expensive as was a military life, he determined to relinquish it and
return to his long cherished attempt to become an author.

Expelled from the institution that afforded board and shelter, and
discarded by his former protector, the unfortunate and penniless young
man yet a third time attempted to get a start in the world of letters by
means of a volume of poetry. If it be true, as alleged, that several of
his brother cadets aided his efforts by subscribing for his little work,
there is some possibility that a few dollars rewarded this latest
venture. Whatever may have resulted from the alleged aid, it is certain
that in a short time after leaving the Military Academy Poe was reduced
to sad straits. He disappeared for nearly two years from public notice,
and how he lived during that period has never been satisfactorily
explained. In 1833 he returns to history in the character of a winner of
a hundred-dollar award offered by a newspaper for the best story.

The prize was unanimously adjudged to Poe by the adjudicators, and Mr.
Kennedy, an author of some little repute, having become interested by
the young man's evident genius, generously assisted him towards
obtaining a livelihood by literary labor. Through his new friend's
introduction to the proprietor of the 'Southern Literary Messenger', a
moribund magazine published at irregular intervals, Poe

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net LA FALO DE USXERO-DOMO NOVELO DE USONA VERKISTO EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849) Esperantigis EDWIN GROBE Arizona-Stelo-Eldonejo .
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Kio--mi pauxzis por primediti la temon--kio min tiom maltrankviligis dum mi rigardis Usxero-Domon? Estis mistero nepre nesolvebla; cetere mi malsukcesis barakti kun la ombraj fantazioj kiuj min kunpremis dum mi meditadis.
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Gxia proprietanto, Roderiko Usxero, estis unu el miaj plej intimaj amikoj dum nia knabeco; tamen multaj jaroj forpasis ekde nia lasta renkontigxo.
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Eble la rigardo de kontrolanta observanto konstatintus apenaux percepteblan fendeton, kiu, etendigxante ekde la tegmento de la domo sur la fasado, estigis vojon suben laux la muro en zigzaga direkto, gxis sin perdigi en la morozajn akvojn de la lageto.
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Malhelaj drapajxoj surpendis la murojn.
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Temis, li diris, pri konstitucia kaj familia malico pri kiu li malesperas malkovri solvon--simpla nervoza kondicxo, li aldonis tujege, kiu baldaux sendube forpasos.
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Konstanta apatio, iompostioma forvelkado de la persono, kaj oftaj kvankam efemeraj tendencoj de parte katalepsia karaktero estis la malkutima diagnozo.
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Inter aliaj kantoj, mi retenas dolorige en la menso apartan malkutiman perversajxon kaj ampleksajxon pri la sovagxa melodio de la lasta valso de Fon-Vebero.
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En la dominio de monarko Penso-- Gxi staris tie! Neniam serafo etendis flugilon Super teksajxo ecx duone tiel bela.
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Laux la remparoj, plumhava kaj pala, Foriris estigxinte flugilhava odoro.
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VI Kaj hodiauxaj vojagxantoj en tiu valo, Tra la rugxlumaj fenestroj, vidas Vastajn formojn kiuj movigxas fantazie Laux disonanca melodio; Dum, kvazaux rapida makabra rivero, Tra la pala pordego, Malbelega estajxaro elhastas sencxese, Kaj ridas--sed ne plu ridetas.
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La indicaro--la indicaro pri tiu sensiveco--videblis, li diris, (kaj cxi tie mi eksaltetis dum li parolis) en la iompostioma tamen neprega kondensado de propra atmosfero ilia cxirkaux la akvoj kaj la muroj.
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Responde al la peto de Usxero, personamane mi helpis lin arangxi la provizoran entombigon.
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Lia maniero min konsternegis--sed io ajn prefereblis al la soleco kiun mi tolerintis dum tiom longa tempo, kaj mi ecx antauxgxuis lian kuneston kiel konsolon.
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"Cxi tiuj aperajxoj, kiuj vin konsternas, estas nur ne malkutimaj elektraj fenomenoj--aux povas esti ke ilia makabra naskigxo fontas el la fetora miasmo de la lageto.
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" Cxi tie denove mi pauxzis abrupte, kaj spertis nun senton de sovagxa mirego--cxar nepre maleblis dubi, en la nuna kazo, ke efektive mi auxdis (kvankam el kiu direkto gxi fontis mi malsukcesis diri) mallauxtan kaj sxajne foran, tamen rauxkan, dauxran kaj preterkutiman kri- aux gratsonon--la nepran ekvivalenton de tio kion mia imago jam naskigis por la kontrauxnatura kriego de la drako tia kian priskribis la rakontisto.
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Mi alhastis la segxon sur kiu li sidis.
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El tiu cxambro kaj el tiu domego mi fugxis konsternigite.
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Box 1129, El Cerrito, CA 94530, Usono ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY: MIA KONTRABANDULO ANDERSON, SHERWOOD: TRI NOVELOJ ("La Morto en la Arbaro," "La Reveno," "La Perdita Romano") FITZGERALD, F.