The Works Of Edgar Allan Poe (volume 6); Literary Criticism. I Introduction To The Literary…

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byEdgar Allan Poe

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... A REPLY TO "OUTIS" I FoR the "Evening Mirror" of January 14 (1845), before my editorial connection with the "Broadway Journal," I furnished a brief criticism on Professor Longfellow's "Waif." In the course of my observations, I collated a poem called " The Death-Bed," and written by Hood, with one by Mr. Aldrich, entitled "A Death-Bed." The criticism ended thus : -* "We conclude our notes on the ' Waif,' with the observation that, although full of beauties, it is infected with a moral taint--or is this a mere freak of our own fancy? We shall be pleased if it be so; but there does appear, in this little volume, a very careful avoidance of all American poets who may be supposed especially to interfere with the claims of Mr. Longfellow. These men Mr. Longfellow can continuously imitate [is that the word?) and yet never even incidentally commend." Much discussion ensued. A friend of Mr. Longfellow's penned a defence, which had at least the merit of being thoroughly impartial; for it defended Mr. Longfellow, not only from the one-tenth of very' moderate disapproval in which I had indulged. But from the nine-tenths of my enthusiastic adjniration into the bargain. The fact is, if I was not convinced that in ninety-nine hundredths of all that I had written about Mr. Longfellow I was decidedly in the wrong, at least it was no fault of Mr. Longfellow's very luminous friend. This well-intended defence was published in the "Mirror," with a few words of preface by Mr. Willis, and of postscript by myself. Still dissatisfied, Mr. Longfellow, through a second friend, addressed to Mr. Willis an expostulatory letter, of which the "Mirror" printed only the following portion: -- "It has been asked, perhaps, why Lowell was neglected in this collection? Might it not as well ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... A REPLY TO "OUTIS" I FoR the "Evening Mirror" of January 14 (1845), before my editorial connection with the "Broadway Journa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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