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The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Stories

By Poe, Edgar Allan

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Title: The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Stories  
Author: Poe, Edgar Allan
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collection: Classic Literature Collection
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Historic
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Publisher: World Ebook Library

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The mental features discoursed of as the analytical, are, in themselves, but little susceptible of analysis. We appreciate them only in their effects. We know of them, among other things, that they are always to their possessor, when inordinately possessed, a source of the liveliest enjoyment. As the strong man exults in his physical ability, delighting in such exercises as call his muscles into action, so glories the analyst in that moral activity which disentangles. He derives pleasure from even the most trivial occupations bringing his talent into play. He is fond of enigmas, of conundrums, hieroglyphics; exhibiting in his solutions of each a degree of acumen which appears to the ordinary apprehension praeternatural. His results, brought about by the very soul and essence of method, have, in truth, the whole air of intuition.

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