Edgar Allan

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    Is all that we see or seem
    But a dream within a dream?
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    If there was ever a dissenter from the national optimism ... it was surely Edgar Allan Poe—without question the bravest and most original, if perhaps also the least orderly and judicious, of all the critics that we have produced.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    In the one instance, the dreamer ... loses sight of this object in a wilderness of deductions and suggestions ... until ... he finds the incitamentum, or first cause of his musings,... forgotten. In my case, the primary object was invariably frivolous, although assuming, through the medium of my distempered vision, a refracted and unreal importance.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845)

    I have proceeded ... to prevent the lapse from ... the point of blending between wakefulness and sleep.... Not ... that I can render the point more than a point—but that I can startle myself ... into wakefulness—and thus transfer the point ... into the realm of Memory—convey its impressions,... to a situation where ... I can survey them with the eye of analysis.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)