Text: Abijah M. Ide, Jr. to Edgar Allan Poe — June 1, 1845


South Attleborough Mass. June 1/45

Dear Sir,

I have longed often heretofore to send you some lines for your “Journal”, but I was uncertain whether your plan would admit of their publication, (if worthy of it.) but having seen, in a few Nos. sent my [[me]] by the publisher, lately, that you do publish anonymous poems I venture to send you the enclosed Lines; — which, print, or burn, as you think they deserve.

Is Leigh Hunt’s “Imagination and Fancy” a true book for me to depend upon? — I have not yet read it.

I wish to see your estimation of it.

With good wishes

Your friend.
A. M. Ide, Jr.

E. A. Poe Esq





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