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Edgar Allan Poe

      Gaily bedlight,
      A gallant Knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
      Had journeyed long,
      Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

      But he grew old -
      This knight so bold -
And o'er his heart a shadow
      Fell as he found
      No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

      And as his strength
      Failed him at length
He met a pilgrim shadow -
      'Shadow,' said he,
      'Where can it be -
This land of Eldorado?'

      'Over the Mountains
      Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
      Ride, boldly ride,'
      The shade replied, -
'If you seek for Eldorado!'

from Poems and Essays on Poetry
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