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But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you“– here I opened wide the door: –
 Darkness there and nothing more.


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Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,

Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, „Lenore?“
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, „Lenore!“ –

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 Merely this and nothing more.


Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping something louder than before.
„Surely,“ said I, „surely that is something at my window lattice;

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Adolf Strodtmann: Lieder- und Balladenbuch amerikanischer und englischer Dichter der Gegenwart. Hoffmann & Campe, Hamburg 1862, Seite 17. Digitale Volltext-Ausgabe bei Wikisource, URL: https://de.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Seite:Lieder_und_Balladenbuch-Strodtmann-1862.djvu/31&oldid=- (Version vom 1.8.2018)