Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “To F——” (Text-06), Broadway Journal, September 13, 1845, 1:148, col. 2


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[page 148, bottom of column 2:]

TO F——.

Thou wouldst be loved? — then let thy heart

From its present pathway part not!

Being everything which now thou art,

Be nothing which thou art not!

 


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Notes:

“F——” is Frances Sargent Osgood. Appearing in an unsigned and truncated version, squeezed at the end of a column (after Poe’s tale “Diddling Considered as one of the Exact Sciences” and before “Blanche,” a poem by L. J. Cist), Poe’s poem is clearly being used as filler material.


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