–Edgar Allan Poe in a letter to Maria Poe Clemm [See Source Notes for context]
Quote Number: 148
Source:Poe, Edgar Allan. Edgar Allan Poe to Maria Poe Clemm, July 07, 1849. At The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. Online Here.
Source Notes: Maria Poe Clemm was both Edgar Allan Poe’s aunt and mother-in-law, with Edgar mentioning that he had been jailed for excessive drunkenness, because of despair over the loss of his wife Virginia Clemm Poe in 1847.