Quotation by Edgar Allan Poe

"There is no exquisite beauty," says Bacon, Lord Verulam, speaking truly of all the forms and genera of beauty, "without some strangeness in the proportion."
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), U.S. author. The narrator, in "Ligeia," American Museum (1838).

The strange foreshadowing the devolution of beauty into the grotesque.
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