Edgar Allan Poe: the man: the master: the martyr

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14. oldal - Yet the character of his face had been at all times remarkable. A cadaverousness of complexion; an eye large, liquid, and luminous beyond comparison ; lips somewhat thin and very pallid, but of a surpassingly beautiful curve ; a nose of a delicate Hebrew model, but with a breadth of nostril unusual in similar formations...
46. oldal - Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink and forget his poverty and remember his misery no more.
30. oldal - I offer this book of Truths, not in its character of Truth-Teller, but for the Beauty that abounds in its Truth, constituting it true. To these I present the composition as an Art-Product alone, — let us say as a Romance ; or, if I be not urging too lofty a claim, as a Poem. What I here propound is true : — therefore it cannot die ; or if by any means it be now trodden down so that it die, it will " rise again to the Life Everlasting.
29. oldal - I design to speak of the Physical, Metaphysical and Mathematical - of the Material and Spiritual Universe', - of its Essence, its Origin, its Creation, its Present Condition and its Destiny.
14. oldal - Hebrew model, but with a breadth of nostril unusual in similar formations ; a finely moulded chin, speaking, in its want of prominence, of a want of moral energy ; hair of a more than web-like softness and tenuity ; these features, with an inordinate expansion above the regions of the temple, made up altogether a countenance not easily to be forgotten. And now in the mere exaggeration of the prevailing character of these features, and of the expression they were wont to convey, lay so much of change...
67. oldal - It will be observed that the words, ' from out my heart,' involve the first metaphorical expression in the poem. They, with the answer, ' Nevermore ; ' dispose the mind to seek a moral in all that has been previously narrated. The reader begins now to regard the Raven as emblematical — but...
41. oldal - We like Boston. We were born there — and perhaps it is just as well not to mention that we are heartily ashamed of the fact. The Bostonians are very well in their way. Their hotels are bad. Their pumpkin pies are delicious. Their poetry is not so good.
5. oldal - ... imperishable" fame. After every allowance, it seems difficult for one not utterly jaded to read his poetry and tales without yielding to their original and haunting spell. Even as we drive out of mind the popular conceptions of his nature, and look only at the portraits of him in the flesh, we needs must pause and contemplate, thoughtfully and with renewed feeling, one of the marked ideal faces that seem — like those of Byron, De Musset, Heine — to fulfill all the traditions of genius, of...
66. oldal - The raven, too, intensely amusing as it is, might have been made, more than we now see it, a portion of the conception of the fantastic Barnaby. Its croakings might have been prophetically heard in the course of the drama. Its character might have performed, in regard to that of the idiot, much the same part as does, in music, the accompaniment in respect to the air.
40. oldal - There comes Poe with his Raven, like Barnaby Rudge, Three-fifths of him genius and two-fifths sheer fudge...

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