Edgar Allan Poe
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Edgar Allan Poe
The rudiment of verse may, possibly, be found in the spondee.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
The generous Critic fann’d the Poet’s fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.
There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one…
In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it…
The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on…
A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this – that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds…
It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
Indeed, there is an eloquence in true enthusiasm that is not to be doubted.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect – in terror.
Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a…
I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
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