The Complete Works Of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 4-5

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byEdgar Allan Poe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... THE SPECTACLES. [Stntto R. H. Home, April, 1844; Broadway Journal, II., 2o.] Many years ago, it was the fashion to ridicule the idea of "love at first sight ;" but those who think, not less than those who feel deeply, have always advocated its existence. Modern discoveries, indeed, in what may be termed ethical magnetism or magnetcesthetics, render it probable that the most natural, and, consequently the truest and most intense of the human affections, are those which arise in the heart as if by electric sympathy -- in a word, that the brightest and most enduring of the psychal fetters are those which are riveted by a glance. The confession I am about to make will add another to the already almost innumerable instances of the truth of the position. My story requires that I should be somewhat minute. I am still a very young man --- not yet twenty-two years of age. My name, at present, is a very usual and rather plebeian one -- Simpson. I say "at present;" for it is only lately that I have been so called -- having legislatively adopted this surname within the last year, in order to receive a large inheritance left me by a distant male relative, Adolphus Simpson, Esq. The bequest was conditioned upon my taking the name of the testator ; -- the family, not the Christian name; my Christian name is Napoleon Buonaparte -- or, more properly, these are my first and middle appellations. Vol.v.-.j (i77) I assumed the name, Simpson, with some reluctance, as in my true patronym, Froissart, I felt a very pardonable pride; believing that I could trace a descent from the immortal author of the "Chronicles." While on the subject of names, by the bye, I may mention a singular coincidence of sound attending the names of some of my immediate predecessors....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... THE SPECTACLES. [Stntto R. H. Home, April, 1844; Broadway Journal, II., 2o.] Many years ago, it was the fashio...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217073522

ISBN - 13:9780217073523

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