Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier

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Author: Margaret Spraque Carhart

Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea
That a maiden there 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.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love—
I and my Annabel Lee—
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsmen came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me—
Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we—
Of many far wiser than we—
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee:

For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee:
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride
In the sepulchre there by the sea—
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

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Chicago: Margaret Spraque Carhart, "Annabel Lee," Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier (New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916), Original Sources, accessed September 18, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D25Z5SN4RMTG9IV.

MLA: Carhart, Margaret Spraque. "Annabel Lee." Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, New York, Robert M. McBride & Company, 1916, Original Sources. 18 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D25Z5SN4RMTG9IV.

Harvard: Carhart, MS, 'Annabel Lee' in Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier. cited in 1916, Selections from American Poetry, With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier, Robert M. McBride & Company, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 18 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D25Z5SN4RMTG9IV.