Quotation by Edgar Allan Poe

Semi-Saracenic architecture, sustaining itself as if by miracle in mid air; glittering in the red sunlight with a hundred oriels, minarets, and pinnacles; and seeming the phantom handiwork, conjointly, of the Sylphs,... the Fairies,... the Genii, and ... the Gnomes.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), U.S. author. "The Domain of Arnheim," Columbian Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine (1847).

The epogee of beauty in the dreamscape of the arabesque.
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