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Text: Edgar Allan Poe, "To —— [Song]" (B), "Wilmer" manuscript collection, about 1828





In an Album.
To ——

 
1

I saw thee on thy bridal day,
    When a burning blush came oer thee,
Tho Happiness around thee lay —
    The world all love before thee.

2

That blush, perhaps, was maiden shame:
    As such it well may pass —
Tho' its glow hath rais'd a fiercer flame
    In the breast of him, alas!

3

Who saw thee on that bridal day
    When that deep blush would come o'er thee
Tho' Happiness around thee lay
    The world all Love before thee.









Notes:

On the manuscript, the page is numbered 32 in the upper right corner. There is also a note that reads: "4 lines omitted see last page." That last page no longer exists, but the lines missing, identified from the poem as printed in Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems (1829), are as follows:

And, in thine eye, a kindling light
    Of young passion free
Was all on earth, my chain'd sight
   Of Loveliness might see.







 
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