What were Poe's last words?

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I heard Poe's last words were:"I wish to God someone would blow my damn brains out." Is this true? Did he go to a hospital after found unconcious on the street in Baltimore?

-- Anonymous, December 05, 2002


"god help my soul"

-- Anonymous, December 06, 2002

Last words are always a "must". Most of them therefore are fabricated and Poe's were no exception. Unfortunately the attendant doctor kept embellishing these dicta to an absurdly sentimental degree on his lucrative lecture circuit. Thanks to him no one can be sure that he said much at all. The brief period of lucidity before the end MAY have contained the very normal headache statement.

He was found propped up in an inn and brought to the hospital.

-- Anonymous, December 06, 2002

Poe died of alcoholism."God help my poor soul." were his last words.

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-- Anonymous, December 08, 2002

Poe's last words, if I remember correctly, were "God help my poor soul!", spoken at 5:00am on October 7th, 1849.

-- Anonymous, December 12, 2002

I do believe it is "Lord help my poor soul!" and I do believe he did not go to a hospital...then again I could be wrong...

-- Anonymous, March 14, 2003

There is extensive information that strongly suggests that poe died of rabies and rumor has it that his last words were "God have pity on my poor soul" his last words were evidence of rabies in the fact that alcoholism does not clear up then become worse and his words were spoken during a brief period of clarity from delirium.

-- Anonymous, April 23, 2003

Lord Help my poor soul! and seconds later he died

-- Anonymous, July 09, 2003

lord help me.

my dear soul

-- Anonymous, January 14, 2004

god damn

-- Anonymous, January 14, 2004

the is answer is "God please help my soul"

-- Anonymous, June 30, 2004


سنی اسلام

-- Anonymous, July 05, 2004

I've been doing some research into the subject, and the general consesus is that he was found in an alcoholic state of stupor in a gutter in Baltimore, where someone recognized him and took him to a hospital. He woke up, screamed, "God help my soul!" and died. Apparently, men had gotten the alcoholic Poe drunk (Poe thought it was lemonade) and kept him voting for a certain candidate in the town election again and again until he just fell over and they abondoned him.

-- Anonymous, July 09, 2004

?Lord please help my poor soul"....Were his last words before drifting back into delerium.Or even "I wish to God someone would blow my damned brains out" But that was abit earlier.

-- Anonymous, November 24, 2004

Lots of folks believe he was forced into voting,but for God's sake, lemonade? Haven't heard that one.O.O...But more than often they think its rabies or plain old drunkeness.But you know,he could have just...slipped into delerium.Just like spontaneous combustion...

-- Anonymous, November 24, 2004

Poe's last words were "Lord help my poor soul." He did not die of alcoholism. Doctors concurred on the autopsy there was no scent of alcohol on his breath or body. He was found on the streets ragged and delerious. He died in the hospital. Doctors have still not found the reason for Edgar Allan Poe's death.

-- Anonymous, January 13, 2005

God help my poor soul!

-- Anonymous, March 01, 2005

I want my mommy!

-- Anonymous, March 08, 2005

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