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Farm House 7 Farm Cottages
Altogether too little attention has been paid in our co...

The Dog O' Mause
Account of an apparition that appeared to William Souta...

The Westminster Scholars
A few years since, some Westminster scholars received...

The Arrears Of Teind
"Mr. Rutherford, of Bowland, a gentleman of landed prop...

Ben Jonson's Prevision
Ben Jonson told Drummond of Hawthornden that "when...

Deceiving Shadows
Night was falling when the horseshoes of the mules of...


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The Spirit Of The River
In a small village along the river Tsz lived a fisher...

The Ghost In Love
On the 15th day of the First Moon, in the second year...

Preliminary To Our Designs
We have discussed with tolerable fullness, the chief su...





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...