Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. T. O. Mabbott), “Deep in Earth,” The Collected Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. I: Poems (1969), p. 396 (This material is protected by copyright)


[page 396, continued:]


This tiny gem is worthy of the Greek Anthology; it is simple, direct, lofty, and complete. It is faintly penciled on a manuscript of “Eulalie,” a cheerful poem about a happy marriage, which may have pleased Virginia Poe. “Deep in Earth” was presumably written soon after the funeral of the poet's wife on February 2, 1847. The late Victor H. Palsits found the manuscript in an autograph album and published the items in the New York Public Library's Bulletin. The album had reached the library in 1892 from the collection of R. L. Stuart.


(A) Manuscript, now in the New York Public Library; (B) Bulletin of the New York Public Library, December 1914 (18:1462); (C) J. H. Whitty, ed., The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, 2nd edition (1917), p. 152.

The text used here is A, but the title is mine. Whitty called the piece “Couplet.”





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