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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature


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Author: Edgar Allan Poe
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
A Dream within a Dream.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Sound loves to revel in a summer night.
Al Aaraaf.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  Years of love have been forgot
In the hatred of a minute.
To ———.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
From a proud tower in the town
Death looks gigantically down.
The City in the Sea.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Vastness! and Age! and Memories of Eld!
Silence! and Desolation! and dim Night!
The Coliseum.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
This—all this—was in the olden
  Time long ago.
The haunted Palace.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Unthought-like thoughts that are the souls of thought,
To ———.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
This maiden she lived with no other thought
  Than to love and be loved by me.
Annabel Lee.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Keeping time, time, time
  In a sort of Runic rhyme
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
  From the bells, bells, bells.
The Bells.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
    Hear the mellow wedding bells
        Golden bells!
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells
    Through the balmy air of night
   &nbs
The Bells.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
And all my days are trances
  And all my nightly dreams
Are where thy dark eye glances
  And where thy footstep gleams—
In what ethereal dances
  By what eternal streams.
To One in Paradise.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping.
The Raven.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
The Raven.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before.
The Raven.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dreamed before.
The Raven.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Perched upon a bust of Pallas, just above my chamber door,—
  Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
The Raven.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
        Whom unmerciful disaster
Followed fast and followed faster.
The Raven.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!
  Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
The Raven.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
  Shall be lifted—Nevermore!
The Raven.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
To the glory that was Greece
And the grandeur that was Rome.
To Helen.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
The skies they were ashen and sober;
  The leaves they were crisped and sere—
  The leaves they were withering and sere;
It was night in the lonesome October
  Of my most immemorial year.
Ulalume.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Here once, through an alley Titanic,
  Of cypress, I roamed with my soul,—
  Of cypress, with Psyche, my soul.
Ulalume.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
A Quixotic sense of the honorable—of the chivalrous.
Letter to Mrs. Whitman. Oct. 18, 1848.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  The object, Truth, or the satisfaction of the intellect, and the object, Passion, or the excitement of the heart, are, although attainable, to a certain extent, in poetry, far more readily attainable in prose.
The Philosophy of Composition.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
  I would define, in brief, the Poetry of words as the Rhythmical Creation of Beauty. Its sole arbiter is Taste.
The poetic Principle.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Can it be fancied that Deity ever vindictively
Made in his image a mannikin merely to madden it?
The Rationale of Verse.



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