Biblical Allusions in Poe, (1928), title page and table of contents


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Title page:

 

 

Biblical Allusions in Poe

BY

WILLIAM MENTZEL FORREST

John B. Cary Memorial Professor of Biblical History and Literature, University of Virginia

 

New York

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1928

All rights reserved

 

 



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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

                               Page
[PREFACE    5]
CHAPTER  
I. SPIRITUALITY    11
II. PANTHEISM    19
III. MYSTICISM    33
IV. DEATH    55
V. BEYOND DEATH    68
VI. WORLD END AND JUDGEMENT    76
VII. PROSE RESEMBLANCES TO THE BIBLE    84
VIII. POETIC RESEMBLANCES TO THE BIBLE    101
IX. THE BIBLE IN POE    130
APPENDIX. POES BIBLICISMS 151
1 Introduction    151
2 Quotations, Allusions, Reflections    152
  (1) In the Tales    152
  (2) In the Poems    166
  (3) In the Criticism    173
  (4) In the Essays and Miscellaneous    186
  (5) In the Literati and Autography    190
  (6) In the Marginalia and Eureka    191
  (7) In the Letters    193
  (8) In added Criticisms    196
3. Hebraic Phrases    196
4. Scripture Proper Names    198
5. Biblical and Religious Words    200
6. English Bible Words and Phrases    203
7. References to Christ    204
8. Poe’s Hebrew    205

 


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Notes:

William Mentzel Forrest (1868-1956) taught Biblical History and Literature at the University of Virginia 1906-1939. He was born in Baltimore, MD, where he attended public school. He sought higher education at Transylvania University, in Kentucky, and The College of the Bible, at Lexington, KY (1888-1892); and at Hiram College, OH (1894, where he received his BA); graduate student, University of Chicago (1900). During this period of eduction, he held a number of jobs in Baltimore, inclding as a messenger and clerk for the Maryland Bible Society (1882-1884) and as a chemist in the Baltimore and Ohio Laboratory (1885-1887). He was ordained as a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) about 1893, and served as a pastor of a church in Medina, OH (1894-1896), and Ann Arbor, MI (1897-1899). After spending several years in Calcutta, India, Reverend Forrest returned to the United States in 1903, and entered the position of a lecturer for the University of Virginia Bible Lectureship, until 1906, when he became an Associate Professor of Biblical Studies. He became a full professor in 1909, the centennial year of Poe’s birth.

It is assumed that the contents of this book have lapsed into the public domain, the original copyright being after 1922, but before 1964 and not maintained. The Poe Society of Baltimore further presumes open copyright for the goal of providing free access for educational purposes. We ask all users of this material to respect the somewhat uncertain nature of the copyright, and not to exceed what would typically be considered as fair use (generally interpreted as selective quotations and/or paraphrasing of only a small percentage of the total material, and with the appropriate attribution and citation).

For some reason, Forrest generally spells “Al Aaraaf” as “Al Araaf,” with only one of the leading ‘A’s in the second part of the name. This clear editorial choice has been allowed to stand in the current presentation, without further comment.

 

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