Edgar Allan Poe


Edgar Allan Poe (c. 1809-1849)

“With me poetry has not been 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 commendations, of mankind.”

  • From Edgar Allan Poe’s preface to The Raven and Other Poems (c. 1845) in Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Works(JKL Classics, 2017).

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