The Complete poems of Edgar Allan Poe, by Edgar Allan Poe

Evangeline (1848)

“Evangeline” was included at the end of Poe’s 1848’s essay “The Rationale of Verse.” It was first published in the November 1848 issue of the Southern Literary Messenger.

Do tell when shall we make common sense men out of the owl-eyed pundits
Out of The Frog-faced stupid old God-born Pundits who lost in a fog-bank
Strut about all along shore there somewhere close by the Down East
Frog Duck Pond munching of pea nuts and pumpkins and buried in big-wigs
Why ask who ever yet saw money made out of a fat old
Jew or downright upright nutmegs out of a pine-knot

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