Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “To the River ———” (Study Text)


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Seq: 4.

Title: TO THE RIVER ———

Stanza: 1

Line-01-001 Fair river! in thy bright, clear flow

Line-01-002 [[indent]] Of {{1829-01: labyrinth-like //1845-02: chrystal, wandering }} water,

Line-01-003 Thou art an emblem of the glow

Line-01-004 [[indent]] Of beauty — the unhidden heart —

Line-01-005 [[indent]] The playful maziness of art

Line-01-006 In old Alberto's daughter {{1829-01:// 1845-02: ; }}

Stanza: 2

Line-01-007 But when within thy wave she looks —

Line-01-008 [[indent]] Which glistens then, and trembles —

Line-01-009 Why, then, the prettiest of brooks

Line-01-010 [[indent]] Her worshipper resembles {{1829-01:// 1845-02: ; }}

Line-01-011 For in my heart — as in thy stream —

Line-01-012 [[indent]] Her image deeply lies —

Line-01-013 The heart which trembles at the beam,

Line-01-014 [[indent]] {{1829-01: The scrutiny of her //1845-02: Of her soul-searching }} eyes.



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