- Virginia Johnson
"We are not impotent- we pallid stones.
Not all our power is gone- not all our fame-
Not all the magic of our high renown-
Not all the wonder that encircles us-
Not all the mysteries that in us lie-
Not all the memories that hang upon
And cling around about us as a garment,
Clothing us in a robe of more than glory."
---From "The Coliseum" by Edgar Allan Poe
On Thursday February 25, 2010, Robert Morgan of Cornell University's Department of English will give a talk on Edgar Allan Poe. This lecture, part of the university's Great Lives series, is free and open to the public. For more information on the original American master of the macabre, check out this list of materials recommended by the reference staff of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.