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Text: Edgar Allan Poe, "To the River ——" (F), Broadway Journal, September 6, 1845, 2:131, col. 1

[page 131, column 1, continued:]

To the River ——

Fair river! in thy bright, clear flow
    Of crystal, wandering 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 —
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
    Of her soul-searching eyes.



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