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Poetry Xtras » "Hymn" by Edgar Allan Poe

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The initial version of the "Catholic Hymn" was contained in the story of "Morella," and published in the 'Southern Literary Messenger' for April, 1885. The lines as they now stand, and with their present title, were first published in the 'Broadway Journal for August', 1845.
—John H. Ingram

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