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


[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.


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.




[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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