Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. Killis Campbell), “To F----s S. O----d,” The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Ginn and Company, 1917, p. 80


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[page 80, continued:]

TO F——s S. O——d.

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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So with the world thy gentle ways,

Thy grace, thy more than beauty,

Shall be an endless theme of praise,

And love — a simple duty.

(1835)

 


[[Variants]]

[The following variants appear at the bottom of page 80:]

Title Lines Written in an Album (S. L. M.), To — (B. G. M.), To F — (B.J.). Printed as two quatrains in S. L. M.

1 Eliza! — let thy generous heart (S. L. M.); Fair maiden, let thy generous heart (B. G. M.).

5-8 Omitted in B.J.

6 grace, thy more than: unassuming (S. L. M., B. G. M.).

7 Shall be an endless: And truth shall be a (S. L. M.), Thy truth — shall be a (B. G. M.).

8 Forever — and love a duty (S. L. M., B. G. M.).

 


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Notes:

None.

 

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