The adversary explained with enthusiasm, and the other raven
dropped everything and came.
It IS the same thing with you,' said the Hatter, and here the conversation dropped, and the party sat silent for a minute, while Alice thought over all she could remember about ravens
and writing-desks, which wasn't much.
But it was no tree he leant against, but a gallows on which two ravens
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately raven
of the saintly days of yore; Not the least obeisance made he; not an instant stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -- Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -- Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
Born in poverty at Boston, January 19 1809, dying under painful circumstances at Baltimore, October 7, 1849, his whole literary career of scarcely fifteen years a pitiful struggle for mere subsistence, his memory malignantly misrepresented by his earliest biographer, Griswold, how completely has truth at last routed falsehood and how magnificently has Poe come into his own, For "The Raven
," first published in 1845, and, within a few months, read, recited and parodied wherever the English language was spoken, the half-starved poet received $10
Then the ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient Raven
wandering from the Nightly shore-- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore
On the way he passed by a mill, and there sat a raven
with broken wings, and out of pity he took him and wrapped him in the skin.
But, what every one might have noticed was the interminable hours which he often employed, seated upon the parapet of the area in front of the church, in contemplating the sculptures of the front; examining now the foolish virgins with their lamps reversed, now the wise virgins with their lamps upright; again, calculating the angle of vision of that raven
which belongs to the left front, and which is looking at a mysterious point inside the church, where is concealed the philosopher's stone, if it be not in the cellar of Nicolas Flamel.
Her back was toward me for a while, and the sight of the great mass of raven
hair piled high upon her head filled me with alarm.
A CROW was jealous of the Raven
, because he was considered a bird of good omen and always attracted the attention of men, who noted by his flight the good or evil course of future events.
And as the calf's blood was spilled upon the snow, a raven
came to drink of it.
He said it would turn my hair a beautiful raven
black--he positively assured me that it would.