An Acrostic by Edgar Allan Poe
- Elizabeth it is in vain you say
- "Love not" — thou sayest it in so sweet a way:
- In vain those words from thee or L.E.L.
- Zantippe's talents had enforced so well:
- Ah! if that language from thy heart arise,
- Breath it less gently forth — and veil thine eyes.
- Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
- To cure his love — was cured of all beside —
- His folly — pride — and passion — for he died.
from The Raven Edition, Volume II