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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.
         
   
F
The higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by all the elaborate frivolity of chess.

R
The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
A
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it "the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul." The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name
N
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
K
The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841).
R: Marginalia, in Southern Literary Messenger (Richmond, Va., July 1849; repr. in Essays and Reviews, 1984).
A: "Marginalia," in Southern Literary Messenger (Richmond, Va., June 1849
N: Marginalia, "Re-Living the Old Life," (1844 --49; repr. in The Centenary Poe, ed. by Montagu Slater, 1949).
K: "Marginalia," in Graham's Magazine (Philadelphia, Feb. 1848; repr. in Essays and Reviews, 1984).
   


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