Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. Killis Campbell), “Eldorado,” The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Ginn and Company, 1917, pp. 128-129


[page 128, continued:]

ELDORADO   [[n]]

Gaily bedight,

A gallant knight,

In sunshine and in shadow,

Had journeyed long,


Singing a song,

In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old —

This knight so bold —

And o’er his heart a shadow


Fell as he found

No spot of ground

That looked like Eldorado. [page 129:]

And, as his strength

Failed him at length,


He met a pilgrim shadow —

“Shadow,” said he,

“Where can it be —

This land of Eldorado?”

“Over the Mountains


Of the Moon,

Down the Valley of the Shadow,

Ride, boldly ride,”

The shade replied, —

“If you seek for Eldorado!”








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