Edgar Allan Poe Quote

With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion; and the passions should be held in reverence: they must not — they cannot at will be excited, with an eye to the paltry compensations, or the more paltry commendations, of mankind.


The Raven and Other Poems (1845), Preface

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With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion; and the passions should be held in reverence: they must not — they cannot at will be excited, ...

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With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion; and the passions should be held in reverence: they must not — they cannot at will be excited, ...

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With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion; and the passions should be held in reverence: they must not — they cannot at will be excited, ...

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With me poetry has been not a purpose, but a passion; and the passions should be held in reverence: they must not — they cannot at will be excited, ...