Text: Charles W. Kent (notes) Robert A. Stewart (variants) (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to Dreams,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. VII: Poems (1902), p. 148


[page 148:]


Page 11.


Text, 1827.


Oh! that my young life were a lasting dream, for dreams of living light and loveliness are no less than Heaven. Such a moment he had once, but a power or spell came over him. “I have been happy” even though in a past dream fuller of reality than hope has known.

Note the unhappy awakening from a dream of bliss with no hope of regaining the lost hour.





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