THIS stanza from "The Raven" was recommended by James Russell Lowell as an inscription upon the Baltimore monument which marks the resting place of Edgar Allan Poe, the most interesting and original figure in American letters.
Born in poverty at Boston, January 19 1809, dying under painful circumstances at Baltimore, October 7, 1849, his whole literary career of scarcely fifteen years a pitiful struggle for mere subsistence, his memory malignantly misrepresented by his earliest biographer, Griswold, how completely has truth at last routed falsehood and how magnificently has Poe come into his own, For "The Raven," first published in 1845, and, within a few months, read, recited and parodied wherever the English language was spoken, the half-starved poet received $10
Barbicane, Michel Ardan, Nicholl, and the delegates of the Gun Club, returning without delay to Baltimore, were received with indescribable enthusiasm.
At the whistle of the driver, amid the hurrahs, and all the admiring vociferations of the American language, the train left the platform of Baltimore.
During the War of the Rebellion, a new and influential club was established in the city of Baltimore
in the State of Maryland.
As a young boy he was sent to Baltimore
, to be a house servant, where he learned to read and write, with the assistance of his master's wife.
The other day I saw in the Baltimore
Sun the following paragraph:
Alone" is stated to have been written by Poe in the album of a Baltimore
Archer; and Archer, glad to escape the usual "bridal suite" in a Philadelphia or Baltimore
hotel, had accepted with an equal alacrity.
It is equivalent to our phrases "from Maine to Texas"-- "from Baltimore
to San Francisco.
It seems that an old bookworm who has a book and curio shop in Baltimore
discovered between the leaves of a very old Spanish manuscript a letter written in 1550 detailing the adventures of a crew of mutineers of a Spanish galleon bound from Spain to South America with a vast treasure of "doubloons" and "pieces of eight," I suppose, for they certainly sound weird and piraty.
Several days after they reached Baltimore
Clayton broached the subject of an early marriage to Jane.