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Text: Edgar Allan Poe, "To ——" (D), "M. E. Herring" manuscript, about 1841

To ——                

Beloved, let thy generous heart
    From its present pathway part not —
Being every thing which now thou art,
    Be nothing which thou art not:
So with the world thy gentle ways
    Thy virtue, grace, and beauty
Shall be a constant theme of praise,
    And love of theee — a duty.

Virginia E. Poe.       


This version of the poem was written in the album of Mary Estelle Herring by Poe's wife, Virginia.

[S:1 - MS, about 1841] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Poems - To ---- (D)