The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. I (1969), title page and table of contents


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Title page:

 

 

COLLECTED WORKS OF
Edgar Allan Poe

manet raven

VOLUME I

POEMS

EDITED BY
THOMAS OLLIVE MABBOTT

THE BELKNAP PRESS OF
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Cambridge, Massachusetts
1969

 

 



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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Page

 

•  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS · · · · · · · · · ·

vii

 

•  PREFACE TO THE PROJECTED EDITION · · · · · · ·

xvii

 

•  INTRODUCTION TO THE POEMS · · · · · · · ·

xxiii

 

 

EARLIEST POEMS: 1824-1827 · · · · · ·

1

 

•  [LINES TO RICHMOND SCHOOLGIRLS] 3

 

•  [EPISTOLA AD MAGISTRUM] 4

 

 

•  [AN EARLY SATIRE] 5

 

 

•  [FAREWELL TO MASTER CLARKE] 5

 

 

•  POETRY 5

 

 

•  [SATIRE ON THE JUNIOR DEBATING SOCIETY] 6

 

 

•  [DON POMPIOSO] 7

 

 

•  OH, TEMPORA! OH, MORES! 8

 

 

•  [TRANSLATION FROM TASSO] 13

 

 

•  [EXPERIMENTAL VERSES] 14

 

 

•  TO MARGARET 14

 

 

•  [TO OCTAVIA] 16

 

 

 

POEMS PUBLISHED IN 1827 · · · · · ·

19

 

•  TAMERLANE 22

 

 

•  SONG (“I SAW THEE ON THY BRIDAL DAY”) 65

 

 

•  DREAMS 67

 

 

•  SPIRITS OF THE DEAD 70

 

 

•  EVENING STAR 73

 

 

•  IMITATION 75

 

 

•  STANZAS (“IN YOUTH . . .”) 76

 

 

•  A DREAM 79

 

 

•  THE HAPPIEST DAY 80

 

•  THE LAKE 82

 

 

 

POEMS COLLECTED IN 1829 · · · · · ·

87

 

•  SONNET — TO SCIENCE 90

 

 

•  AL AARAAF 92

 

 

•  ROMANCE 127

 

 

•  TO — (“SHOULD MY EARLY LIFE SEEM”) 129

 

 

•  TO [ELMIRA] (“THE BOWERS”) 132

 

 

•  TO THE RIVER [PO] 133

 

 

•  TO M— (“I HEED NOT”) 135

 

 

•  FAIRYLAND [I] 138

 

 

 

• FUGITIVE VERSES: 1829-1831 · · · · · ·

143

 

•  ALONE 145

 

 

•  TO ISAAC LEA 147

 

 

•  ELIZABETH [REBECCA] 147

 

 

•  AN ACROSTIC (“ELIZABETH, IT IS IN VAIN”) 149

 

 

•  LINES ON JOE LOCKE 150

 

 

 

POEMS OF 1831 · · · · · · · · ·

153

 

•  INTRODUCTION 156

 

 

•  MYSTERIOUS STAR! (A NEW INTRODUCTION TO “AL AARAAF”) 159

 

 

•  FAIRY LAND [II] 161

 

 

•  TO HELEN 163

 

 

•  ISRAFEL 171

 

 

•  IRENĂ‹ and THE SLEEPER 179

 

 

•  THE VALLEY OF UNREST 189

 

 

•  THE CITY IN THE SEA 196

 

 

•  A PAEAN 204

 

 

 

• POEMS OF 1832-1835 · · · · · · · ·

209

 

•  EPIGRAM [FROM PULCI] 211

 

 

•  TO ONE IN PARADISE 211

 

 

•  HYMN 216

 

 

•  LATIN HYMN 218

 

 

•  SONG OF TRIUMPH 219

 

 

•  ENIGMA [ON SHAKESPEARE] 220

 

 

•  SERENADE 222

 

 

•  TO — (“SLEEP ON”) 223

 

 

•  FANNY 225

 

 

•  THE COLISEUM 226

 

 

•  [TO MARY STARR] 232

 

 

•  TO FRANCES S. OSGOOD 233

 

 

•  TO FRANCES 236

 

 

 

• POLITIAN: 1835 · · · · · · · · ·

239

 

•  POLITIAN 241

 

 

 

• POEMS OF 1836-1844; THE RAVEN · · · ·

299

 

•  [PARODY ON DRAKE] 301

 

 

•  MAY QUEEN ODE 302

 

 

•  SPIRITUAL SONG 303

 

 

•  BRIDAL BALLAD 304

 

 

•  TO ZANTE 310

 

 

•  THE HAUNTED PALACE 312

 

 

•  COUPLET FROM “THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER” 318

 

 

•  MOTTO FOR “WILLIAM WILSON” 319

 

 

•  SONNET — SILENCE 320

 

 

•  THE CONQUEROR WORM 323

 

 

•  MOTTO FOR THE STYLUS 328

 

 

•  MOTTO FOR “THE GOLD-BUG” 329

 

 

•  LENORE 330

 

 

•  [HEXAMETER] 339

 

 

•  [TO ELIZABETH WINCHESTER — IMPROMPTU] 339

 

 

•  [FRAGMENT OF A CAMPAIGN SONG] 340

 

 

•  DREAM-LAND 342

 

 

•  EULALIE 347

 

 

•  THE RAVEN 350

 

 

 

• POEMS OF 1845-1847 · · · · · · · ·

375

 

•  [LINES AFTER ELIZABETH BARRETT] 377

 

 

•  EPIGRAM FOR WALL STREET 378

 

 

•  IMPROMPTU — TO KATE CAROL 379

 

 

•  TO [VIOLET VANE] 380

 

 

•  THE DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS 382

 

 

•  STANZAS [TO F. S. O.] 385

 

 

•  A VALENTINE 386

 

 

•  MODEL VERSES 392

 

 

•  [DEEP IN EARTH] 396

 

 

•  TO MISS LOUISE OLIVIA HUNTER 396

 

 

•  TO MARIE LOUISE SHEW 399

 

 

•  THE BELOVED PHYSICIAN 401

 

 

•  [HOLY EYES] 404

 

 

•  TO MARIE LOUISE 405

 

 

•  ULALUME 409

 

 

•  AN ENIGMA [SARAH ANNA LEWIS] 424

 

 

 

• LAST POEMS: 1848-1849 · · · · · · ·

427

 

•  THE BELLS 429

 

 

•  TO HELEN [WHITMAN] 441

 

 

•  LINES ON ALE 449

 

 

•  A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM 450

 

 

•  FOR ANNIE 452

 

 

•  ELDORADO 461

 

 

•  TO MY MOTHER 465

 

 

•  ANNABEL LEE 468

 

 

 

• APPENDIXES · · · · · · · · · ·

483

 

•  I. SERIOUS RHYMES IN PROSE 484

 

 

•  II. COMIC RHYMES 485

 

 

•  III. COLLABORATIONS 491

 

 

•  IV. APOCRYPHA 497

 

 

•    [Part I — Doubtful Poems] [497]

 

 

•    [Part II — Rejected Poems] [502]

 

 

•  V. VERSES BY MEMBERS OF POE’S FAMILY 515

 

 

•    [Part I — Poe’s Brother — William Henry Leonard Poe] [515]

 

 

•    [Part II — Poe’s Sister — Rosalie Mackenzie Poe] [520]

 

 

•    [Part III — Poe’s Wife — Virginia Clemm Poe] [522]

 

 

 

ANNALS OF POE’S LIFE · · · · · · ·

527

 

 

• SOURCES OF TEXTS COLLATED · · · · ·

573

 

•  MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS 575

 

 

•  POE’S OWN COLLECTIONS OF HIS POEMS ANTHOLOGIES 577

 

 

•  ANTHOLOGIES 584

 

 

•  GRISWOLD’S EDITION 585

 

 

•  LATER BOOKS 585

 

 

•  NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES 586

 

 

 

OTHER SOURCES FREQUENTLY CITED · · ·

589

 

 

•  INDEX OF FIRST LINES 597

 

 

•  INDEX OF NAMES AND TITLES 601

 

 

•    [INDEX OF NAMES AND TITLES: A-L]  

 

 

•    [INDEX OF NAMES AND TITLES: M-Z]  

 

 



List of Illustrations

ILLUSTRATIONS

FRONTISPIECE

EDGAR ALLAN POE

Portrait by Samuel Stillman Osgood. Reproduced by permission of The New-York Historical Society.

FOLLOWING PAGE 352

TO OCTAVIA, 1827

From the album of Octavia Walton, dated in Octavia’s hand. Reproduced by permission of the Columbia University Libraries.

A PAGE OF THE WILMER MANUSCRIPT, 1828

The last stanza of “Dreams” and the first stanza of “The Lake.” From Poe’s manuscript collection of his poems long in the possession of his friend Lambert A. Wilmer. Reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the Pierpont Morgan Library.

THE FIRST PAGE OF POLITIAN, 1835

Reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the Pierpont Morgan Library.

EARLY CORRECTIONS FOR “THE RAVEN,” 1845

Within a week of the poem’s first publication Poe corrected the bad rhyme in the eleventh stanza, sending the changes to his friend John Augustus Shea for the New-York Tribune. The poem, with the corrections, was printed in the Tribune for February 4, 1845. Reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the Pierpont Morgan Library

VALENTINE FOR FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD, 1846

The copy sent to Miss Lynch’s Valentine party. Poe misspelled Mrs. Osgood’s middle name. This manuscript is reproduced through the courtesy of the Harvard College Library.

VALENTINE FOR MARIE LOUISE SHEW, 1847

HM 2513: the manuscript given to Mrs. Shew. Reproduced through the courtesy of the Henry E. Huntington Library.

ANNABEL LEE, 1849

The first three stanzas of the poem, from the manuscript given to Rufus W. Griswold. Reproduced through the courtesy of the Harvard College Library.

POE’S FOUR VOLUMES OF HIS POETRY

Paper wrapper of Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), reproduced through the courtesy of the Berg Collection, The New York Public Library.

Title page of Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), reproduced from the copy in the Aldis Collection, by courtesy of the Yale University Library.

Title page of Poems (1831), reproduced through the courtesy of the Harvard College Library

Paper wrapper of The Raven and Other Poems (1845), reproduced through the courtesy of the Harvard College Library.

TEXT ILLUSTRATIONS

PREFACE TO THE RAVEN AND OTHER POEMS (1845)

Corrections in the Lorimer Graham copy, now at the University of Texas. In the photographs supplied through the courtesy of the Miriam Lutcher Stark Library, Poe’s faintly penciled changes were barely discernible; this reproduction is therefore made from the facsimile edition (1942), by permission of Columbia University Press.   at p. 579

Page 15 of the Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven . . . showing Poe’s alterations. From the facsimile, through the courtesy of the University of Texas and Columbia University Press.   at p. 580

THE BEGINNING OF AN EARLY POETRY COLLECTION

A heading and two lines of verse, on a sheet later used by John Allan for some figuring. From the Ellis and Allan Papers, by courtesy of the Library of Congress.   at p. 582

 


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Notes:

All material in this edition is protected by copyright, exclusively held by the estate of the author and the Harvard University Press. Permission has been obtained by the Poe Society of Baltimore from Mabbott’s estate and the President and Fellows of Harvard College to provide this electronic edition for academic and research purposes only. The Poe Society of Baltimore asks all users of this material to respect these copyrights, and not to exceed what would typically be considered as fair use (generally interpreted as selective quotations and/or paraphrasing of only a small percentage of the total material, and with the appropriate attribution and citation).

Although Poe’s writings are essentially in the public domain, the texts presented here embody often painstaking editorial work by Thomas Ollive Mabbott, and that editorial work is protected by copyright. The introductory material, descriptions, annotations, and the apparatus of texts and variants are Mabbott’s original work, and are even more clearly subject to copyright.

The text for this electronic version of the book was taken from an original printed form, revised for XHTML/CSS and to follow our own formatting preferences. Pagination of the original edition has been included.

The table of contents is a reasonable representation of the table of contents from the original printing, although the leader dots have been added to the current presentation. The section for Acknowledgements is not listed in the original, but has been provided here for the sake of supporting a link. In most other respects, it has followed the form of the original, including the positioning of page numbers for the main sections as the far right and for individual items the page number more closely follows the title. No link is provided for “FUGITIVE VERSES: 1829-1831” and “POEMS OF 1832-1835” because these pages are merely half-titles for the sections that follow, with no explanatory or introductory text of any kind.


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