Life of Edgar Allan Poe, 第 2 巻

T.Y. Crowell, 1903 - 455 ページ
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459 ページ - ... opposed to a work of science by having, for its immediate object, pleasure, not truth ; to romance, by having, for its object, an indefinite instead of a definite pleasure, being a poem only so far as this object is attained ; romance presenting perceptible images with definite, poetry with indefinite sensations, to which end music is an essential, since the comprehension of sweet sound is our most indefinite conception.
290 ページ - During these fits of absolute unconsciousness, I drank — God only knows how often or how much. As a matter of course, my enemies referred the insanity to the drink, rather than the drink to the insanity.
458 ページ - ... will look round for poetry and will be induced to inquire by what species of courtesy these attempts can be permitted to assume that title.
456 ページ - Of genius the only proof is the act of doing well what is worthy to be done, and what was never done before;
202 ページ - Containing the \ Murders in the Rue Morgue, and the \ Man That was Used Up.
300 ページ - Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken, "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore — Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of "Never— nevermore.
99 ページ - And thou, sweet Poetry, thou loveliest maid, Still first to fly where sensual joys invade; Unfit in these degenerate times of shame To catch the heart, or strike for honest fame; Dear charming nymph, neglected and decried, My shame in crowds, my solitary pride. Thou source of all my bliss, and all my woe, That found...
455 ページ - Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls must dive below.
83 ページ - The Beleaguered City," which may now be found in his volume. The identity in tide is striking; for by "The Haunted Palace" I mean to imply a mind haunted by phantoms — a disordered brain — and by the "Beleaguered City,
231 ページ - ... it can be true, as the children say of ghost stories. The certain thing in the tale in question is the power of the writer, and the faculty he has of making horrible improbabilities seem near and familiar.