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A descent into the Maelstrom ; The gold-bug ; Mellonta tauta ...

dc.contributor Internet Wiretap Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849
dc.coverage.placeName London ; Philadelphia 2018-07-27 2019-07-04T09:57:56Z 2019-07-04T09:57:56Z 1895 1993-05-06
dc.identifier ota:1855
dc.description.abstract Transcriptions taken from vol. I
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dc.subject.lcsh Fiction -- United States -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh Short stories -- United States -- 19th century
dc.subject.other Short stories
dc.title A descent into the Maelstrom ; The gold-bug ; Mellonta tauta ...
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A Descent into the Maelstrom The ways of God in Nature, as in Providence, are not as our ways; nor are the models that we frame in any way commensurate to the vastness, profundity, and unsearchableness of His works which have a depth in them greater than the well of Democritus. JOSEPH GLANVILL We had now reached the summit of the loftiest crag. For some minutes the old man seemed too much exhausted to speak. 'Not long ago,' said he at length, 'and I could have guided you on this route as well as the youngest of my sons; but, about three years past, there happened to me an event such as never happened before to mortal man--or, at least, such as no man ever survived to tell of--and the six hours of deadly terror which I then endured have broken me up body and soul. You suppose me a very old man--but I am not. It took less than a single day to change these hairs from a jetty black to white, to weaken my limbs, and . . .

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