Text: Mary E. Hewitt to Edgar Allan Poe — December 22, 1845


Dear Mr. Poe,

The fiery ordeal to which our time-honored friends, Shadrach, Meshack & Abednego were subjected, as you will remember to have read in the book of Daniel — has always appeared to me to be a mere allegory, and capable only of a spiritual interpretation. I have endeavoured, in a moment of idleness, to work out my idea in a Swedenborgian fashion, and herewith enclose the result for the B’way Journal. I scarcely dare add the hope that the Sonnet may please you.

With kindest wishes

Very truly yours
M. E. Hewitt

Dec 22nd/45





[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Misc - Letters - M. E. Hewitt to Poe (RCL600)