Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “Lines Written in an Album” (Text-03), Southern Literary Messenger, September 1835, 1:748, col. 2


[page 748, bottom of column 2:]

For the Southern Literary Messenger.

Lines Written in an Album.

Eliza! — let thy generous heart

From its present pathway part not!

Being every thing which now thou art,

Be nothing which thou art not.

So with the world thy gentle ways —

Thy unassuming beauty —

And truth shall be a theme of praise

Forever — and love a duty.

E. A. P.



Eliza was Eliza White, the daughter of Thomas W. White, owner of the Southern Literary Messenger.


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