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It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE; And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.
I was a child, and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
I and my ANNABEL LEE;
Coveted her and me.
And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
My beautiful ANNABEL LEE;
And bore her away from me,
* Viz., the angels,-a graceful fancy.-ED.
The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me;
In this kingdom by the sea)
Chilling and killing my ANNABEL LEE.
But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of many far wiser than we;
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Of the beautiful ANNABEL LEE.
VI. For the moon never beams, without bringing me
Of the beautiful ANNABEL LEE;
In the sepulchre there by the sea,