Text: Charles W. Kent (notes) Robert A. Stewart (variants) (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to To M. L. S——,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. VII: Poems (1902), p. 212


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[page 212, continued:]

TO M. L. S——.

Page 101.

HOME JOURNAL, MARCH 13, 1847.

Text, Home Journal. (Kindly furnished by its present editor, Mr. Dix.)

EDITORS NOTE.

This blank verse lyric is without real poetic merit.

N. P. Willis, editor of the Home Journal, introduced this poem in the following words:

“The following seems said over a hand clasped in the speaker’s two. It is by Edgar A. Poe, and is evidently the pouring out of a very deep feeling of gratitude.”

See Vol. I. for the circumstances surrounding this poem to Mrs. Marie Louise Shew whose nursing probably saved Poe from death. Cf. “To Marie Louise.”


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Notes:

None.


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