Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. James H. Whitty), “Note,” The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911, p. 88


[page 88, unnumbered:]

PRIVATE reasons — some of which have reference to the sin of plagiarism, and others to the date of Tennyson’s first poems — have induced me, after some hesitation, to re-publish these, the crude compositions of my earliest boyhood They are printed verbatim — without alteration from the original edition — the date of which is too remote to be judiciously acknowledged.

E. A. P.

Note by Poe, prefixed to "Poems Written in Youth" in the Edition of 1845.







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