Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Classic Reprint)
Fb&c Limited, 2018年1月30日 - 200页
Excerpt from Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe
These trifies are collected and republished chieﬂy with a view to their redemption from the many im provements to which they have been subjected while going at random the rounds of the press. I am naturally anxious that what I have written should circulate as I wrote it, if it circulate at all. In defence of my own taste, nevertheless, it is incum bent upon me to say that I think nothing in this volume of much value to the public, or very credit able to myself. Events'not to be controlled have prevented me from making, at any time, any serious efibrt in what, under happier circumstances, would have been the field of my choice. With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion; and the passions Should be held in reverence: they must not -they cannot at will be excited, with an eye to the paltry compensations, or the more paltry commenda tions, of mankind. E. A. P.
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