Edgar Allan Poe

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eldorado

Gaily bedight, a gallant knight, in sunshine and in shadow, had journeyed long, singing a song, in search of Eldorado. But he grew old - this knight so bold - and o'er his heart a shadow fell as he found no spot of ground that looked like Eldorado. And, as his strength failed him at length, he met a pilgrim shadow - "Shadow," said he, "Where can it be - this land of Eldorado?" "Over the Mountains of the Moon, down the Valley of the Shadow, ride, boldly ride," The shade replied - "If you seek for Eldorado!"

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