The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe

To Frances S. Osgood

Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1903
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: Poe, E.A. (1903). The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven Edition, Volume 5. New York: P. F. Collier and Son.
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 1.8
  • Word Count: 97
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Keywords: admiration, life, respect
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Thou wouldst be loved?—then let thy heart
         From its present pathway part not!
     Being everything which now thou art,
         Be nothing which thou art not.
     So with the world thy gentle ways,
         Thy grace, thy more than beauty,
     Shall be an endless theme of praise,
         And love—a simple duty.