Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “To ——” (Text-05), “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 —— [Text-05]