Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. E. C. Stedman and G. E. Woodberry), “Eldorado,” The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, New York: Stone and Kimball, vol. X, 1895, p. 35


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[page 35:]

ELDORADO

GAILY bedight,

A gallant knight,

In sunshine and in shadow,

Had journeyed long,

Singing a song,

In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old,

This knight so bold,

And o’er his heart a shadow

Fell as he found

No spot of ground

That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength

Failed him at length,

He met a pilgrim shadow:

“Shadow,” said he,

“Where can it be,

This land of Eldorado?”

“Over the Mountains

Of the Moon,

Down the Valley of the Shadow,

Ride, boldly ride,”

The shade replied,

“If you seek for Eldorado!”

 


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Notes:

Stedman and Woodberry notes.

 

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