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An Episode Of Cathedral History
There was once a learned gentleman who was deputed to...

Unknown Devils
Suen Pure-whiteness was privileged with the possibili...

Charles Ashmore's Trail
The family of Christian Ashmore consisted of his wi...

Cavalier Version {121}
"1627. Since William Lilly the Rebells Jugler and Moun...

The White Villa
When we left Naples on the 8.10 train for Paestum, To...

Farm Barn Design I
This is a design of barn partially on the Pennsylvania ...

Denis Misanger
On Friday, the first day of May 1705, about five o...

The Daemon Of Spraiton In Devon {111} Anno 1682
"About the month of November in the year 1682, in the p...

The Ghostly Adventurer
About thirty years ago, some labouring mechanics met ...

The Dying Mother {101}
"Mary, the wife of John Goffe of Rochester, being affli...





EDGAR ALLAN POE




The Fall Of The House Of Usher
During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract...

Ii
Banners yellow, glorious, golden, On its roof did float and flow; (This--all this--was in the olden Time long ago) And every gentle air that dallied, In that sweet day, Along th...

Iii
Wanderers in that happy valley Through two luminous windows saw Spirits moving musically To a lute's well tuned law, Round about a throne, where sitting (Porphyrogene!) In state...

Iv
And all with pearl and ruby glowing Was the fair palace door, Through which came flowing, flowing, flowing And sparkling evermore, A troop of Echoes whose sweet duty Was but to sing,...

Vi
And travellers now within that valley, Through the red-litten windows, see Vast forms that move fantastically To a discordant melody; While, like a rapid ghastly river, Through the p...

Door!"
As if in the superhuman energy of his utterance there had been found the potency of a spell--the huge antique panels to which the speaker pointed, threw slowly back, upon the instant, their ponderous and ebony jaws...