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Text: Edgar Allan Poe, "To the River ——" (C), Burton's Gentleman's Magazine (Philadelphia), August 1839, 5:99

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FAIR river! in thy bright, clear flow
    Of labyrinth-like water,
Thou art an emblem of the glow
        Of beauty — the unhidden heart —
        The playful maziness of art
    In old Alberto's daughter,
But when within thy wave she looks,
    (Which glistens then and trembles,) [column 2:]
    Why then the prettiest of brooks
        Her worshipper resembles,
    For in my heart — as in thy stream —
        Her image deeply lies —
    The heart which trembles at the beam,
        The scrutiny of her eyes.




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