Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. Killis Campbell), “To the River —,” The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Ginn and Company, 1917, pp. 51-52


[page 51, continued:]


Fair river! in thy bright, clear flow


Of crystal, wandering water,


Thou art an emblem of the glow

Of beauty — the unhidden heart —


The playful maziness of art


In old Alberto's daughter; [page 52:]


But when within thy wave she looks —

Which glistens then, and trembles —

Why, then, the prettiest of brooks


Her worshipper resembles;


For in his heart, as in thy stream,

Her image deeply lies —


His heart which trembles at the beam


Of her soul-searching eyes.




[The following variants appear at the bottom of page 51:]

2 crystal, wandering: labyrinth-like (1829, B. G. M.).

[The following variants appear at the bottom of page 52:]

11 his: my (1829, B.G. M.)

13 His: The (1829, B. G. M., B.J.).

14 Of her soul-searching: The scrutiny of her (1829, B. G. M.).







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