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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 5 1 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 14: Poe (search)
in his counting-house in Richmond, in the hope that he might develop a taste for a business career. But he had small leaning that way; besides, he had been disappointed in a love-affair, having become engaged before going to college to Miss Sarah Elmira Royster, of Richmond, who, in consequence of a misunderstanding, had jilted him in his absence and had betrothed herself to another. Smarting under this disappointment and completely out of sympathy with the life marked out for him by his fostms, including the lines For Annie, Eldorado, a revised and much enlarged version of The bells, and the last of his poems, Annabel Lee. In the summer of 1849 he went to Richmond, where he renewed his addresses to the sweetheart of his boyhood, Miss Royster, now the widow Mrs. Shelton and wealthy, and they became engaged for a second time. Late in September Poe left Richmond for the North, intending to bring his mother-in-law, who remained loyal to him throughout the years, to the South for the
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
ves, John P., 183 Roane, Judge, Spencer, 84-85 Robert of Lincoln, 241 Robertson, J. M., 63 n., 66 n., 67 n. Robertson, William, 129 Robinson Crusoe, 12, 401 n. Robin Hood, 408 Roderick Hudson, 375 Rollo books, 400 Romance of certain old Clothes, 375 Rome, T. H., 264 n. Romero, S., 356 n. Root, George Frederick, 285 Rose in Bloom, 402 Rose of Sharon, a religious Souvenir, a, 174 Ross, Clinton, 388 Rossetti, W. M., 266, 271 Rousseau, 197, 205 Royster, Sarah Elmira, 56, 60 Rudder Grangers abroad, 388 Ruskin, 213, 245, 254, 339, 340 Russell, Benj., 180 Russell, Irwin, 351, 353-354 Russell's magazine, 293 Running the Batteries, 279, 284 Rutledge, John, 308 Ryan, Abram J. (Father), 291, 300, 309 Riker, John C., 174 Sabellius, 212 Saga of King Olaf, 39 St. Augustine, 197 St. Charles College, 327 Sainte-Beuve, 237 St. Francis, 328, 345 St. Nicholas, 402 Salesman, the, 264 n. Salmagundi, 162, 368 S