The Fall of the House of Usher

By Edgar Allan Poe

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...The Fall of the House of Usher


Son coeur est un luth suspendu;
...

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...Its proprietor, Roderick Usher,
had been one of my boon companions in boyhood; but many years...

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...the first singular impression. There can be no doubt that
the consciousness of the rapid...

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...of which I have already spoken.
While the objects around me--while the carvings of the ceilings,
the...

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...beautiful curve; a nose of a delicate Hebrew model,
but with a breadth of nostril unusual...

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...only garments of
certain texture; the odours of all flowers were oppressive; his
eyes were tortured by...

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...had buried his face in his
hands, and I could only perceive that a far more...

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... By
the utter simplicity, by the nakedness of his designs, he
arrested and overawed attention. ...

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... In the greenest of our valleys,
...

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...Through two luminous windows saw
...

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...let us mourn, for never morrow
...

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...have previously hinted) with
the gray stones of the home of his forefathers. The conditions
of...

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...of her medical
men, and of the remote and exposed situation of the burial-ground
of the family....

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...features of the mental disorder
of my friend. His ordinary manner had vanished. His...

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...through the apartment.

I had taken but few turns in this manner, when a light step
on...

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...a favourite
of Usher's more in sad jest than in earnest; for, in truth, there
is little...

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...stead thereof, a dragon of a scaly
and prodigious demeanour, and of a fiery tongue, which...

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...the way before him, and approached
valorously over the silver pavement of the castle to where
the...

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...jaws. It was the work of the
rushing gust--but then without those doors there DID...