Saturday, March 23, 2013

Another Day, Another Utterly Bogus Poe Quote

Read this, and let's all weep together.


  1. Please, does anyone know the original Latin version of this quotation in Ruthven Castle, quoted on this site. I thnk that there may be a mistake in the English translation, but need to see the origional.
    "Truth long lies hid but time's long-delayed opportunity at length comes to light--the things that have long been concealed. Truth is the daughter of time."
    Thank you for your help.

    1. Here's at least part of the inscription in the original Latin.

  2. Good grief. Don't they have anyone to check those things? I am trying to write some copy that includes quotes for a back cover of a journal kit, and I have to desperately search through stuff he didn't say - and although I consider myself well-versed in his writing, I can't quote things verbatim. So I have almost fallen prey several times to error in this regard. Thankfully, you are on patrol. I enjoy your site very much, thanks.