Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “[Lines on Joe Locke]” (Text-02b), Saturday Museum (Philadelphia), March 4, 1843, p. 1, col. 2


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[[Lines on Joe Locke.]]

As for Locke, he is all in my eye,

May the d—l right soon for his soul call.

He never was known to lie —

In bed at a reveillé roll-call.”

 

John Locke was a notable name;

Joe Locke is a greater: in short,

The former was well known to fame,

But the latter’s well known “to report.”


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Notes:

This poem is quoted as part of a biographical article on Poe. (The present version of the poem differs from the February 25, 1843 text by adding a single comma at the end of the first line.)

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