"Believe me there ..." Quote of Edgar Allan Poe

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.

Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845), U.S. poet, critic, short-story writer. letter, Jan. 4, 1848. Julian Symons, The Tell-Tale Heart: The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe, pt. 1, ch. 13 (1978).