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Quotation by Edgar Allan Poe
Men die nightly in their beds, wringing the hands of ghostly confessors ... on account of the hideousness of mysteries which will not suffer themselves to be revealed.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), U.S. author. Published simultaneously in The Casket. "The Man of the Crowd," Gentleman's Magazine (1840).
Aborted confessions, the main theme in Poe's fiction and poetry.
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