The Raven

By Edgar Allan Poe

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...Transcriber's Notes:

In the List of Illustrations I restored a missing single quote after "Lenore!":
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... _T. Johnson._

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...a
drunkard, was but one perpetual effort to escape the influence of this
antipathetical atmosphere." Clasp the...

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...may not inspire the Fantasy
that peoples with images the interlunar vague. Still, one of these...

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...And the other listening things)
That Israfeli's fire
Is...

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...of the House of
Usher," (the latter containing that mystical counterpart, in verse, of
Elihu Vedder's "A...

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...Poems_, 1845, a book
which the poet shortly felt encouraged to offer the public. These are
mostly...

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...the poet his clue to _The Raven_? From what misty
foundation did it rise slowly to...

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...since revised by the author and called "The Widowed
Heart." I select from Mr. Pike's revision...

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..."the Night's
Plutonian shore," he seems the imaged soul of the questioner himself,--of
him who can not,...

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...at its calamity. Yet his heart was
with the romancers and their Oriental or Gothic effects....

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...is dead," etc. She also
employed what I term the Repetend, in the use of which...

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...slander." But it seems to me that his ill-luck ended with his
pitiable death, and that...

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...brave audacities of the spirit that kindled his own. Hence his
success with Rabelais, with "Le...

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...wrought the
image of a star-eyed Genius with the final torch, the exquisite semblance
of one whose...

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... Darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into...

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... Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so...

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...bosom's core;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion's...

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...thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!"
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... Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore.'"


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