Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “[Prefatory Material to Letter to Al Aaraaf],” ­Poems (1831), pp. 77-79


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AL AARAAF.


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What has night to do with sleep?

COMUS


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A star was discovered by Tycho Brahe which burst forth, in a moment, with a splendor surpassing that of Jupiter — then gradually faded away and became invisible to the naked eye.”

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Notes:

The quotation from “Comus” is from line 22 of the famous morality play, written about 1634 by John Milton (1608-1674).


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