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Quotation by Edgar Allan Poe
Let us dismiss, as irrelevant to the poem per se, the circumstance ... which, in the first place, gave rise to the intention of composing a poem that should suit at once the popular and the critical taste.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), U.S. author. "The Philosophy of Composition," Graham's Magazine (1846).
Disingenuously dismissing private motives.
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