Quotation by Edgar Allan Poe

Think ... before the words—the vows are spoken, which put yet another terrible bar between us.... I call upon you in the name of God ... to be sincere with me—Can you, my Annie, bear to think I am another's?
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), U.S. author. The Letters of Edgar Allan Poe, letter, November 16, 1848, to Annie Richmond, ed. John Ward Ostrom (1966).

To Annie Richmond on the eve of his planned marriage to Elmira Shelton.
Surprise me with a
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