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Was "Alone" published in 1830 or was it written in 1830 ?

-- Anonymous, March 22, 2001



There are two poems known with this title. One was written in 1829 in the autograph album of Lucy Holmes and was not published during Poe's lifetime. It was finally printed in 1875 in Scribner's Monthly by H.L. Didier who gave it this title.

The other poem was written in 1828 and was included in Poe's "Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems" printed in 1829.

The 1829 poem begins, "From childhood's hour, I have not been...". The 1828 poem begins, "Oh! I care not that my earthly lot...."

Hope this helps


-- Anonymous, March 22, 2001

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