It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden lived whom you may know By the name of ANNABEL LEE
; - And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me.
But as in landlessness alone resides the highest truth, shoreless, indefinite as God --so, better is it to perish in that howling infinite, than be ingloriously dashed upon the lee
, even if that were safety!
, the noonday meal having been disposed of, set forth with rod, string and bait to snare gulls upon the beach.
, who died in 1637, "had in his lifetime issue from his loins two hundred lacking but three." If you work this out you will find that Mr.
These verses from "Annabel Lee
," written by Poe in 1849, the last year of his life, tell of his sorrow at the loss of his child-wife:
I was on the lee
side of the forecastle, and the main- sail, which was still drawing, concealed from me a certain portion of the after-deck.
In the bungalow at Mill Valley he lived alone, save for Lee
Sing, the Chinese cook and factotum, who knew much about the strangeness of his master, who was paid well for saying nothing, and who never did say anything.
Had you stepped on board the Pequod at a certain juncture of this post-mortemizing of the whale; and had you strolled forward nigh the windlass, pretty sure am I that you would have scanned with no small curiosity a very strange, enigmatical object, which you would have seen there, lying along lengthwise in the lee
Norris, "which are both very important considerations; and it will be just the same to Miss Lee
whether she has three girls to teach, or only two--there can be no difference.
A very excited officer yelled at them through a speaking- trumpet, and she lay and lollopped helplessly on the water while Disko ran the "We're Here" under her lee
and gave the skipper a piece of his mind.
I put the Reindeer about on the other tack, ran up under the lee
of a junk, shivered the mainsail into the wind and lost headway, and forged past the stern of the junk so slowly and so near that one of the patrolmen stepped lightly aboard.
She died when I was about seven years old, on one of my master's farms, near Lee