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Quotation by Edgar Allan Poe
The prince had provided all the appliances of pleasure ...: buffoons,... improvisatori,... ballet-dancers,... musicians,... Beauty,... wine. All these and security were within. Without was the "Red Death."
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), U.S. author. "The Masque of the Red Death," Graham's Magazine (1842).
Illusions mobilized to oppose the death instinct.
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