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Edgar Allan Poe
(1809-1849) born on
Jan 19
US poet, short-story writer. He is famous for his mysterious, macabre stories and poems, e.g., "The Gold Bug," 1843 and "The Raven," 1845.
Men of genius are far more abundant than is supposed. In fact, to appreciate thoroughly the work of what we call genius, is to possess all the genius by which the work was produced.

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
The plots of God are perfect. The Universe is a plot of God.
We now demand the light artillery of the intellect; we need the curt, the condensed, the pointed, the readily diffused -- in place of the verbose, the detailed, the voluminous, the inaccessible.
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Marginalia," 1849.
R: "The Rationale of Verse;" In "The Pioneer," March 1843.
A: "Democratic Review," 11/1/1844.
N: Marginalia, "Magazine Literature" (1844 --49; repr. in The Centenary Poe, ed. by Montagu Slater, 1949).
K: Marginalia, in "Graham's Magazine" (Philadelphia), Dec. 1846.

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