Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. E. C. Stedman and G. E. Woodberry), “To the River ——,” The Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. X: Poems (1895), 10:132


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FAIR river! in thy bright, clear flow


Of crystal, wandering water,

Thou art an emblem of the glow

Of beauty — the unhidden heart,

The playful maziness of art

In old Alberto's daughter;

But when within thy wave she looks,

Which glistens then, and trembles,

Why, then, the prettiest of brooks


Her worshipper resembles;


For in his heart, as in thy stream,

Her image deeply lies —


His heart which trembles at the beam


Of her soul-searching eyes.







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