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


[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!



“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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