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by Edgar Allan Poe

30. On the "Poems written in Youth" little comment is needed. This section
includes the pieces printed for first volume of 1827 (which was
subsequently suppressed), such poems from the first and second published
volumes of 1829 and 1831 as have not already been given in their revised
versions, and a few others collected from various sources. "Al Aaraaf"
first appeared, with the sonnet "To Silence" prefixed to it, in 1829, and
is, substantially, as originally issued. In the edition for 1831, however,
this poem, its author's longest, was introduced by the following
twenty-nine lines, which have been omitted in -all subsequent collections:

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