Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. E. C. Stedman and G. E. Woodberry), “To F——s S. O——d,” The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, New York: Stone and Kimball, vol. X, 1895, p. 81


∞∞∞∞∞∞∞


[page 81:]

TO F——s S. O——d

THOU wouldst be loved? — then let thy heart

From its present pathway part not!

Being everything which now thou art,

Be nothing which thou art not.

So with the world thy gentle ways,

Thy grace, thy more than beauty,

Shall be an endless theme of praise,

And love — a simple duty.

 


∞∞∞∞∞∞∞


Notes:

Stedman and Woodberry notes.

 

∞∞∞∞∞∞∞

[S:0 - SW, 1895] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - To F----s S. O----d (Stedman and Woodberry, 1895)