Edgar Allan Poe Quote

There are two bodies - the rudimental and the complete; corresponding with the two conditions of the worm and the butterfly. What we call "death," is but the painful metamorphosis. Our present incarnation is progressive, preparatory, temporary. Our future is perfected, ultimate, immortal. The ultimate life is the full design.


Tales (ed. 1845)

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There are two bodies - the rudimental and the complete; corresponding with the two conditions of the worm and the butterfly. What we call death, is...

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There are two bodies - the rudimental and the complete; corresponding with the two conditions of the worm and the butterfly. What we call death, is...

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There are two bodies - the rudimental and the complete; corresponding with the two conditions of the worm and the butterfly. What we call death, is...

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There are two bodies - the rudimental and the complete; corresponding with the two conditions of the worm and the butterfly. What we call death, is...