A time capsule is a historic cache of goods or information, usually intended as a method of communication with future people and to help future archaeologists, anthropologists or historians. Time capsules are sometimes created and buried during celebrations such as a World's Fair, a cornerstone laying for a building or at other events.
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“Poe gives the sense for the first time in America, that literature is serious, not a matter of courtesy but of truth.”
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