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"rufus griswold" Discussed on The Dark Side Of
"Both single and in the same city and they still loved each other. It was the perfect setup for a fairy tale ending something that edgar rarely wrote as perfect as it seemed. Elmira was willing to make it work their interests and religious beliefs were vastly different. Her children opposed the marriage and l. Meyer's late husband had a remarriage clause in his will. He left her his one hundred thousand dollar estate but if she remarried elmira would only receive one fourth of it so elmira refused eggers marriage proposal but the writer was still convinced they'd marry one day edgar left richmond on september twenty seventh eighteen forty nine hoping to wrap up his life in new york city before returning to unfortunately edgar never made it back to richmond or even new york on his journey north. He stopped in baltimore to drink whiskey with friends breaking his previous three month sobriety after that night. Edgar unexpectedly disappeared six days later on october third. A man spotted edgar outside gunners hall a tavern in baltimore inside. The bar was bustling with people. Drinking and voting in a local election but sitting outside was edgar slumped over and barely conscious. His hair was unkempt and his cheap suit was soiled. The man quizzed edgar about his name. And what had happened to him. Edgar could barely talk but finally he strung together a request. He wanted the man to contact his friend. Dr joseph snodgrass snodgrass was both a doctor and an editor from virginia. Who lived close to the tavern. The doctor wasn't necessarily the most loyal friend but even so snodgrass rushed to a your side. He was shocked at the writers tire. Snodgrass new edgar to be a man who always wore expensive clothing. The doctor had a theory edgar sold. His suit bought a cheaper suit and used the rest of the cash on alcohol or even worse edgar had passed out drunk been robbed of his own clothing and was forced to wear rags he found on the street describing eggers mental state. Snodgrass said he was so utterly stupefied with liquor. So insensible was he that we have to carry him to the carriage as if a corpse later that day. Edgar was admitted to the hospital. Where dr. John moran cared for him. The resident physician observed that edgar didn't know who he was with or what happened to him. He only spoke in gibberish to hallucinations. His limbs trembled and his face was pale. Edgar only regained consciousness two days later on october fifth but still. He spoke incoherently for instance. He believed that his wife virginia was still alive. Moran tried to stay hopeful but at one point edgar told him the best thing his best friend could do would be to blow out his brains with a pistol and his condition only got worse from there. Later that day moran arrived to find two nurses trying to restrain a delirious edgar. This behavior continued into the next day. When he repeatedly called out reynolds. No one had any idea who reynolds was finally exhausted. Edgar stopped struggling after midnight on october seventh after sleeping for a few hours. The delirious writer awoke groggy edgar shook his head and said lord help my poor soul. Those were his final words. Forty year old edgar. Allan poe died on october seventeenth. Eighteen forty nine at five. Am his exact cause of death. Remains unknown an autopsy was never done on the body and over the years. It seems that edgar's medical records including his death certificate disappeared. Naturally the mysterious nature of his death has invited speculation. The most conventional theory is that edgar died of alcohol poisoning. It makes sense knowing his history of alcoholism but another reason some believe this is because he had the same exact symptoms as another writer who died of it. Dylan thomas as edgar. Allan poe's biographer. Jeffrey meyers explains the thirty. Nine year. old poet dylan. Thomas died over. A century later in nineteen fifty four and like edgar was a suicidal alcoholic. After a night of drinking. Thomas was found unconscious in the hospital. He was delirious and comatose for four days before dying other theories about edgar's demise however leave alcohol out of the equation completely. Some scholars speculate. That edgar was badly beaten causing his delirium. Why he was beaten is also disputed. Some say it was an election day qiuping by violent election gang. It was sadly common at the time for candidates to get bystanders drunk and force them to vote in their favour if they refused the person was badly beaten and sometimes murdered. Another biographer from edgar. Allan poe's era thought hooligans simply assaulted and robbed him unrelated to the election over the years. People have amassed a long list of potential causes of edgar's death among these are a brain tumor rabies poisoning and murder. Adding to the mystery was edgar's obituary which was harsh and wholly inaccurate written by his rival. Rufus griswold the new york tribune painted edgar as crazy drunk in it. Griswold declared that edgar had no friends and no one would miss him. But that certainly wasn't true. In the long term the obituary did little to impose legacy his short stories and poems stand on their own and have inspired countless authors. Like hp lovecraft and sir arthur conan. Doyle edgar's work and legacy heaven jured for generations but like the other hallmarks of horror. We've discussed his life was a calamity that people just couldn't look away from pose. Tragic existence was the machine that produced some of the most famous and beloved horror literature and we carry on enjoying edgar's work without any guilt for instance his poem. The raven is still regularly taught to young children. Sadly though it look beyond his clever rhymes edgar allan poe's grim realities were much darker.
"rufus griswold" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"Dickens. What's the matter Edgar? Just looking for food to offer our guess Virginia. Here we are. That's grandmothers supper. Find. And that's our seper, bread and molasses again. No. Here Virginia. Run Out and buy some Nice bread and jam I'll not. Why don't you run out and I'll brew t fair enough. Weight I've run out of money. Do you have any check behind the Brits for coins? I saw grandmother. Put some there once. Nothing there my mother's purse? Empty, what will you tell them? I heard a rumour of edgar begging on the streets. Is it true? Can I help you. I'm sure the church nonsense. We are fine, so he's not been begging for money. Only Finance publishing a book perhaps. Did you hear about Mary Hopkins? I'm sorry. I'm afraid we have no food to offer edgar unless you have a quarter in your pocket Maria. Would you find lady? May Be able to proffer alone. Just until my next door, he gets published. Embarrass my, apologies. Never mind. Eventually, poverty and persistence paid off. In eighteen thirty three post story MS in a bottle, one him a fifty dollar prize in addition to publication. In eighteen thirty five, the recognition helped him get his first editing job for the southern Literary Messenger with some success, Polka turn his mind to other pursuits. Virginia! Remember when you used to deliver love letters between Mary Denver or less. That was good fun. She liked you much. She even gave me some of her hair for you. She snipped at right off. That's love only because I asked the poem. Do not neglect keeping an eye on new music I am love to the most beautiful thing in the world. You are the most beautiful thing in the world. The Cosmos Universe. That's not a bad start for a poem. Maybe more specific than thing. Perhaps commodity or paraphernalia or creature. You are the most beautiful maiden. I suppose that would do. Virginia it's not poetry. I meant it a view. For me. I love pond. Yes. For you. Edgar Allan Poe married his first cousin Virginia when she was thirteen years old. He was twenty seven, and while first cousins, marrying wasn't uncommon and was actually legal. Until after the civil war, their age gap was a source of gossip so much, so that on the marriage certificate Virginia was listed as twenty one, but they still inspired gossip, some said Edgar's Aunt Virginia's Mother didn't approve and Edgar had to beg for Virginia's hand. Others said Maria. Maria clamp arranged the whole thing, and that the to oddballs lived like brother and sister or cousin in cousin, but accounts from their friends, and the evidence of their love, letters and poetry suggest that they essentially a normal couple crazy about each other. Virginia slept with a portrait of Edgar under her pillow, and it's believed she inspired great poems like Ellinora in Lahia. What we can say for sure is that Edgar's cousin wife child bride made him very happy with Edgar working as a magazine editor. Things were really starting to turn up which was lucky since he promised his aunt Maria that he would support her and Virginia financially upon his marriage. A word, it will cost you a penny if you on ten or more not for publication, you loafer for well then. I'm afraid I'd girl. But I'm in the unfortunate position of having to fire you. Why. You know your behavior has been. The when can I expect to be back? Excuse me. Last time I was fired. He brought me back. That was different. You gave me the same reason. Then hired me back for a year. I can only assume this is also temporary. No Pope. This final, but the magazine has grown under my editorship. From seven hundred subscribers to fifty five hundred. It has grown from one thousand, two, thousand, five, hundred, still impressive jump. You need me. My Work Valuable Pope. Tis. The please not now. I have no savings. You'll find other work. I have a wife and onto support. CanNot lose this job. You should've thought of that before you engaged in erotic behavior. For Eleven Years Poe managed to work consistently as a magazine editor, and was consistently fired usually for personal differences, which posed Nemesis Rufus. griswold described as coming to work drunk, but griswald himself replaced Poe as editor of Graham's magazine, so it's clear why he wanted to make the guy who did his job before him look bad. After his first Gig at the southern Literary Messenger Edgar worked for Gentleman's magazine. The Sunday Times, the Evening Mirror, Graham's magazine and the Broadway Journal meanwhile post published stories and poems went under appreciated or were completely rejected. Included in these Poe's only novel, the Narrative of Arthur Gordon, Pym of untuckit published in eighteen, thirty eight. It follows the adventures of a man who runs away to see battles, barbarians and sea monsters, and at one point nearly starves to death at sea, before his ship's crew turns to cannibalism eating a sailor called Richard. Parker sounds pretty dark. It's darker when you know about a true story that hit the news almost fifty years later in eighteen, eighty four. A yacht sailing from England to Australia got lost starving the passengers eighty young men on board. His name was Richard Parker. Creepy. And that wasn't his only oddly coincidental tail. In eighteen, forty Poe published, a story called the businessman. About, a man who suffered a head injury as a child, and as a result, lived his life with obsessive, routine and frequent violent episodes eight years later, the case of Phineas Gage introduced frontal Lobe Syndrome to the medical community. Frontal Lobe Syndrome is brought on by head injury when someone loses most of their frontal lobe, but manages to survive. Condition didn't exist before modern medicine. No one was known to have survived losing that much brain before finished gauge. And, every single symptom is listed in the businessman. Sure maybe Poe had met someone with Frontal Lobe Syndrome but surviving that kind of brain damage would have been major news as it was for finished gauge, and lastly Poe predicted other scientific discoveries in Eureka. This constitution has been affected by forcing the originally and therefore normally one into the abnormal condition of many. From the one particle as a center, let us suppose to be irradiated spiritually in all directions to immeasurable, but still two definite distances in the previously vacant space. A certain, inexpressible, great yet limited number of unimaginably yet, not infinitely minute atoms, and that's a description of the ever expanding universe. From eighteen, forty eight. Scientists didn't even come up with this theory until one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety seven. And it took longer to prove it. How did Edgar know about the expanding universe in eighteen, forty eight, he a time traveler. Or just highly imaginative whatever you believe, pose literary predictions of future are pretty disturbing. We'll return to our story in just a moment from the park cast network and now back to unsolved murders. Story after story PO failed to gain fame that is until murders on the.
"rufus griswold" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"Comes out every Tuesday and now back to the murder of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's murder was a bit unusual for the time. As it didn't involve poison by our snake or doing the two most common methods of murder in the eighteen hundreds. Besides well. This is pretty sad. Beating slaves to death as you can imagine. People were getting away with murder left, and right since it was hard to prosecute, dueling and slaves were considered property. Arsenic could be slipped into food and it was hard to track, but in the case of Edgar Allan Poe. They just couldn't find the killer or be certain of their method or positive about their motivation. Poe is one of the most famous writers of our time. And when you look at his work, so surprising that his death was mysterious and marked with foul play, known for works like the Raven, the tell tale, heart and murders on the rue morgue Poe was a master of suspense, and the father of the modern detective story he was the King of Tragedy Pending Annabel Lee, and the narrative of Arthur Gordon. PYM OF NANTUCKET. Tragedy wasn't confined to his work. It started in his life. A late daguerreotype of Poe shows a sad man down by life, unkempt curls, a Moody Droop in his left eye, and a mysterious mustache, befitting a morbid alcoholic, but he wasn't always that way see his obituary and first biography were written by his literary rival Rufus griswold. who had it out for Poe never since Edgar wrote a bad review of Griswald work an enemy taking advantage of an untimely death. You think Griswald was the killer and we'll get back to it, but Griswald was certainly guilty of character assassination. So now, much of the public image of Edgar Allan Poe is actually slanderous libel, and it's true Edgar Allan Poe was athletic, happily married for many years and allergic to alcohol. Not that it completely kept him from drinking, but he was also an orphan who exaggerated the truth and could never quite get out of debt. Poe was and `Nigma which only makes his murder harder to solve. Edgar Allan Poe was born. Edgar Poe to a pair of actors in Boston in eighteen o nine. It's clear where Edgar's creativity came from. His brother was a poet, his sister. And Edgar, both he should have had a happy childhood with the family, encouraging his art, but alas, that was not the case. Both of Edgar's parents died before he was three, but in what seemed like a stroke of Luck Edgar was introduced to John and Francis Allen. Oh John Look at his bright great is hello liquor? A supposedly looks healthy. Would you like a Lollipop Lollipop? Here. You are doll. John, we must take him in. It's our Christian duty and. Base covered and SNOT and sugar. You're right. He's in dire need of a bath. Practically a baby. The answer to my prayers will. We can't afford, it. Finally Oh John we have a family. Jon Allen was a wealthy New England businessmen with an infertile wife. He agreed to foster Edgar. Adopting the Allens made sure Edgar received a top notch education and young Edgar experienced life as a member of the upper class and seriously upper-class. The allens were in the booming tobacco business and own slaves when business took John England Edgar was educated at prestigious boarding schools where he played sports and wrote poetry. What are your intentions for at goes future. Go into business. Become Virginia gentlemen much like missile. Noble aspirations. I asked because Edgar does not seem to share them. What do you mean? The diligent in his studies. No, no, he's achieving excellent marks, but edgar goes on and on about writing poetry, yes. I found lines written on me. Letter sheets how Drollas only thirteen. I'm sure the face pass. He speaks often of publishing his book. Have you any plans, absolutely not Sir good. I would advise you against it. beat some sense into the land of course, Edgar Poe and Jon. Allen clashed constantly so much so that Edgar never signed his name Edgar. Allan Poe, but Edgar a Poe and contrary John's pressure Edgar continued writing poetry throughout his teen years especially, when the family returned to Richmond, Virginia where he found a new subject, his childhood sweetheart Almira royster. That little time with liar and rhyme to wile away forbidden things. My heart would feel to be a crime. Unless it trembled with the strings that was beautiful. Does going in my book, and it is about me, so am I going new book elected? Yes, then yes I will pine for you so. What if you stay, I will write you. and. I'll be back in a few months. You promise on my life and on my book. Maybe. We could marry before you leave i. need to make something of myself, so your father will approve I. Do not give one care what my father thinks. We know we want to marry. I could gather my true so and we could marry in months if you've differ US master. Just wait for me darling as you wish. We are nearly back to my home. I ought to say goodbye here. I will see you on the Morrow Of you've been walking with, it is not your business, but Edgar Allan Poe po the orphan with a notebook. The allens are very well respected in business. He's not really their son. Will Not be happy. Poe is below our station. You are slumming Almira you are just jealous, because no one wants to court. At seventeen, Edgar enrolled in the University of Virginia, promising to marry Almira soon regardless of her family's disapproval, but while university edgar found a new love gambling. I see a wager and I. Raise you five Razia Ten all then. I will match. Let's see those hands man. Damn once again, overeager Poe! I will win it back next week didn't use. The week. I will win back and that is why we adore playing with PLO. It'll happen before as lady friend rights him fiance. Sure she's very busy. Or letters have been lost by the post for three months. elmira loves me. I swear it if she even exists Oh. University of Virginia was toxic for Edgar after a semester. He was eager to return to Richmond. School is fine. Thank you John. It's wonderful that you're getting a quality education edgar. We're so proud of you. Yes yes, will your spending.
"rufus griswold" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"Come on this way now. What's going on election day? Good Ole boy! We're here to vote. Hello Sir I'll need your names and birthdates, please. I am Abe Sanders and this here is Jedidiah will. Do Sorry. My friend bit founded the drink celebrating this day off, see! You all have to get through this long line somehow. Not the first I seem today. Oh, sensors. Ballots are on the left boxes on the right. Thank you for your service to our country. Now. CAST, your vote for James Pierce himmy. Huge. Oakley. Yes that is the ballot a good man? Now drop it in that their ballot-box. Good citizen. Let us get our celebratory pints, I voted. Again and again and again and again. What the Hell is going on. Late. Let us. Go outside. In here now, come along. Clear Jedidiah Wolf voted for Pierce. As did Martin Georgia's Robert, Kling Ston and Jerem blow, you said I was Gerald Gerald. Shall we switch your mouth for another man not yet? Now, it is James Band is turn air. have another drink. Changes have. Which one is? We headed to Frederick Avenue and south breath perfect enough. Ski Come on James Bander One more drink to celebrate election day. Election Day. Always know it's coming, but you never know what's coming and US elections today are mellow, compared to the politics of the eighteen hundreds brawling rigging stealing ballots, and in eighteen, forty, nine, the murder of Edgar Allan Poe. What did that have to do with the election? That's what we're going to investigate today on unsolved murders, true crime stories. This is episode. Nineteen of unsolved murders trump stories and the final installment of Edgar Allan Poe. If you want to review an episode of unsolved murders or to hear our investigation into other cases, you can find them all on your favorite podcast directory. Don't forget to subscribe. You can also listen on our website podcast dot. COM spelled P. A. R. C. A.. S. T. dot com a new episode comes out every Tuesday I'm your host Wendy Mackenzie on Carter Roy and now back to Edgar Allan Poe. As, we discussed last week. Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most famous American writers ever though he was grossly underappreciated in his lifetime. Oh I! Ask is for a loan and advance. A friendly show of aid. Once, the stylists goes to print. I shall return the favor and full Susan to boat you personally, but your history in the magazine Business said my writing was brilliant. Tis, into safe investment, often poor and often fired pose life was marked by tragic deaths, which heavily influenced as Morbid poetry and mysterious stories Virginia. Light of my heart. You simply mustn't leave me to. Feel myself succumbing to the consumption every day. Is Inevitable. Just remember above all. I. Want you to be happy. Then stay with me. Live in his own tragic death left us with one final mystery Reynolds. Reynolds. Reynolds who killed Edgar Allan Poe Reynolds the cases fit for pose crime solving hero. See August Dupont, so let's do is do pine. Do analyze the evidence and eyewitness accounts. Rumor has it that in the hospital Poe was diagnosed with congestion of the brain, which was the general term used for alcoholism or drug overdose. Unfortunately Post hospital records and death certificate have mysteriously disappeared if they ever existed so that theory isn't verified, congestion of the brain does however match two of the most prominent public opinions on Poe directly following his death, those of Dr j Evans snodgrass and Rufus Griswold Griswald as we mentioned last week hated Po. They were literary rivals after posed death, griswold wrote the most famous an unflattering description of Poe ever. And in an obituary, no less Edgar Allan Poe is dead. He died in Baltimore the day before yesterday. This announcement will start with many, but few will be grieved by it. arrestable envious. Bad enough, but not the worst. For these salient angels were all varnished over with cold repellents cynicism. Is Passions vented themselves in sneers. The seemed to him no moral susceptibility. and. What was more remarkable and a proud nature, little or nothing of the true point of honor? To add injury to insult griswald worms his way into being named the executor of Poe's literary estate, and set to work making money off the man that he scorned by publishing biography, and then Thala Jeez, which kept the same cutting tone, is the obituary so pose getting painted as a haughty Morbid cynic with no morals by his rival. His friends meanwhile weren't much nicer Edgar. Allan Poe was a drunk. He died as he lived. Drinking away his life on someone else's dime. Wasting true talent Dr Joseph snodgrass the man who identified Poe when he was found on the streets, insisted that being found outside a bar Poe had died from alcohol poisoning. However, snodgrass was a major player in the temperance movement, the same ideals that eventually led to prohibition in the nineteen twenty. In his friends, unfortunate death Dr, snodgrass saw cautionary tale, and made it a part of his anti alcohol campaigning. It's pretty sad that snodgrass used posed death to further his political aims instead of trying to investigate what actually happened and other friends weren't much more supportive in the morning process. Only eight people attended post funeral held near his uncle herrings home in Baltimore. Just bitter cold today. Let's return Oh. We have to stay. Nelson Edgar was our cousin. What are you doing? His corpse clipping the mentos. Unlike you I, Shall Miss Edgar I shall miss him. I drove the Hurst. Did I not we each morning our own way cousins besides that several of Poe's admires, have asked for a lock and I might like to pass down to my children. Henry. Do you have portrait's Edgar I? Could glue the Potter on? I will look Rebecca I despised that practice for all your talk. Do not seem to be grieving. Don't you? Accuse me of not grieving as you sit here and mutilate the corpse. The Hair Shan't be missed by the dead I. Want you to respect it. Come here! All the expected Gust and then some. If you include Edgar schoolmates I'm not.
"rufus griswold" Discussed on Far Side Chats
"I being there was no evidence of hydrophobia meaning meaning those afflicted with rabies develop a fear of water and pose reported to have been drinking water at the hospital until his death. The second can't kink is there was no evidence of an animal bite. Still at the time of the Article's publication Jeff terim curator of the Poe House Museum in Baltimore. More agreed with Benitez's diagnosis. This is the first time since Poe died that a medical person looked at posed death without any preconceived notions. Russian's Jerome told the Chicago Tribune in October of Nineteen ninety-six. If he was Edgar Allan Poe. He thinks Oh yeah drugs. Alcohol recall and that would influence his decision. Dr Bennett says had no agenda noma seven brain tumor one of the most recent theories about posed death suggests that the author succumbed to a brain tumor which influenced his behavior before his death. When Pou died? He was buried rather unceremoniously in an unmarked grave in a Baltimore graveyard. twenty-six years later statue was bill honoring Po near the Graveyard's entrance pose coffin was dug up and his remains exhumed in order to be moved to the new place of honor but more than two decades of buried decay had not been Kinda post coffin or the corpse within it and the coffin fell apart as workers. I tried to move it from one part of the graveyard to another little remained of post body but one worker dinner mark on a strange feature of posts goal. Oh amass rolling around inside newspapers of the day claim that the clump was post brain shriveled yet intact after after almost three decades the ground. We apparently know today that the mask could not be posed brain which is one of the first parts of the body to rot. What after death? This is in fact something I did not know nor did I need to know. But that's beside the point. Mattie Pearl an American author who wrote a novel about posed death was nonetheless intrigued by this club. He contacted a forensic pathologist who told him down that while the clump couldn't be a brain. It could be a brain tumor which can calcified after dead into a hard mass. That would make sense since then it would. Radically speaking medically speaking according to sumter Pearl isn't the only person to believe. Po suffered from brain tumor. A New York. Physician once told Po that he had a lesion on his brain that caused his adverse reactions to alcohol. All of that adds up to me. Sounds uh-huh legit. I'm like in theory number seven. I'll keep that in mind okay. Theory number eight the flu a far less sinister theory suggests suggests that poll merely had the flu which might have turned into deadly pneumonia on his deathbed in the days. Leading up to pose departure from Richmond. The author visited a physician complaining of illness his last night in town. He was very sick in a soon to be wife noted that he had a weak pulse a fever and she didn't think that he should take journey to Philadelphia. He visited a doctor and the doctor also told him not travel aval that he was too sick. According to newspaper reports from the time it was raining in Baltimore when Paul was there which could explain why poem found in close not his own the cold and the rain could have exacerbated the flu he already had and maybe that eventually led led to pneumonia. The high fever might account for his loose nations and confusion. Okay also sounds like an acceptable theory. ooh True but then we have theory number nine murder a likely suspect in his two thousand book. Midnight dreary the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe author John Evangelist Walsh Presencia. Another theory about Poe's death that Po was murdered by the brothers of his wealthy fiance elmira Shelton you know the soon to be wife mentioned in the flu theory. That girl using evidence from newspapers letters and Memoirs Walsh argues accuse that Poe actually made it to Philadelphia where he was ambushed. By Shelton's three brothers WHO warned PLO against marrying their sister frightened by the experience. PO DISGUISED HIMSELF IN NEW CLOTHES ACCOUNTING FOR IN. Walsh's mind his secondhand clothing and hid hid in Philadelphia for nearly a week before heading back to Richmond to Mary. Shelton Shelton's brothers intercepted Po in Baltimore. Walsh claims beat Po and forced him to drink whiskey which they knew would sin po into a deadly sickness weakness. Walsh theory has gained little traction. Among Po Historians War Book Reviewers Edwin J Barton in review for the journal American Literature Richard Called Walsh's story only plausible not wholly persuasive. Midnight Dreary is interesting and entertaining he concluded but its the value. To literary scholars is limited and Oblique. which feels a little harsh? If you ask me but shocker. They didn't so basically we will never know what happened to cause Edgar Allan Poe to die however I want to leave you with some weird facts that also surround his early demise this first. Let's talk about his cat. He had a quote most beloved tortoiseshell cat named Katharina according to reports Katharina died the same day edgar died first of all. I love that name for cat I know and second of all. Oh that's really mysterious right. It's like she knew second. His Obituary was written by his arch nemesis. Rufus his griswald. which can we just say that the villain name is totally bill named Rufus? griswold no question. He created an entire article all of such slander and liable that. It's kind of disgusting. I mean the man was dead. Griswald have you know decorum do you know. He was probably reasonable. Are Probably a Bar Barn. Barn could be either. Yeah yeah another really sad fact. Only seven people showed up to with funeral. Apparently Po didn't really make a lot of friends in his life. I mean they kinda checks with his stories you know yeah. Apparently he made a lot of people mad. He was Kinda creepy too. Yeah let's be the real. It's Kinda sad super said but filing co didn't let a thing like death get in the way of his writing and the eighteen sixties the medium lizzy dot published poetry. She claimed had been dictated to her by Poe's Ghost his fiancee Sarah Helen Whitman after his first wife's death but before his engagement to elmira Shelton and hired a medium to move in with her because she thought Post Spirit was trying to communicate with her to that is so spooky real spooky. I love it though. It will only be fitting for him. Honestly it really would yeah interesting. So yeah yeah what did he say. I don't know I think most theories have a little bit of merit to them. Yeah I imagine it's a little mix of probably all of them or a lot of them in reality. I could see that. Yeah really really interesting though. Yeah it's so crazy that there's so many different theories and there's just not one one explanation no and it's been so long we're still talking about it. it's crazy.
"rufus griswold" Discussed on Happy Hour Gets Weird
"Rather he said he remembered nothing that had happened except for having wareed and degraded myself to little purpose by fighting his version of the outcome however was only his own. I gave English a flogging which you'll remember to the day of his death said the person who is bedridden after your mind so Virginia's health deteriorated until she eventually died on January thirtieth eighteen. Forty seven pose distraught and after Virginia's death As if he could sink any lower he actually did. Oh my God and He it didn't survive another even two years after that. For Virginia's death brought him back to Richmond where he ran into his his teenage sweetheart. Sarah a learner or heavy said it Lyra and he discovered that her husband had also died So they rekindled Romance Okay and what are the same age the same age She's a little bit younger over kidding. She was a little bit younger but So they plan to be married carried on then on September twenty seventh eighteen forty nine. He Po left four New York from Virginia to go home. I think to wrap up some business. And then he just disappeared for a week he totally disappeared off the face of the earth and nobody knew where he was. Nobody heard from nobody can find him and then he was found delirious in a ditch in Baltimore in front of Ryan's tavern he wasn't wearing his his close what he did. He know he was wearing somebody. Else's clothes oh They were dirty. He was disheveled and one thing about poetry traded close with somebody company. Right one thing about Poe is he might have been po but he always does OPPO job. Poor Oh okay. That was dumb. I'll never know that was good. NOPE Osgood by myself. So he was always clean. Shaven Shaven always well-groomed immaculately cleaned. Didn't have the nicest clothes but was always well dressed so it's very character for potable. Look like a bomb. In addition right. Yeah he was delirious he wasn't he was in and out of consciousness. He was taken to the hospital on to that. He was found on October third and he was taken to the hospital. He was delirious for two days in the hospital and The last thing he said was have mercy on my soul full and he died October fifth eighteen. Forty niners last words so romantic and Yeah there is. There's a ton one of theories about his death including rabies suicide murder syphilis hyperglycemia and Calera Lara. I'M GONNA go with rabies like that. One I that was my initial however there is another theory that seems to have some kind of uh-huh backing behind it back. In the day they used to do. It's called Qiuping in they would Force somebody pretty It he was found outside of a voting poll Where they vote in? There was just a recent election and Qiuping thing is when they would kidnap somebody. Members of certain party would kidnap somebody force feed them liquor or bribed them with liquor and then they would send them to. The voting poll all over and over in different disguises and they would re vote so there's a thing I've ever heard actually make sense. This is a victim on there was. There's a lot of victims of coping in those days and where he was found and the time that he was found and his alcohol abuse issues. It does seem like that might be electric Lake Erie likely culprit. Nobody knows how he died. The death records have been launched. I so I'm GonNa go with victim of Copying. I think that is a interesting way to die. And then to add insult to injury good old rufus griswold arch nemesis his arch-nemesis wrote a scathing obituary about him and then went on to declare that PLO wanted him to be his biographer offer and he wrote a totally scathing biography about how he was a drunk and a womanizer and just day. Total title. Debbie and that stays kind of Known that's how people got their impression. apoe is on Mrs False biography but actually backfired because griswold thought it would like tarnish his reputation forever. But you know us. Everybody loves a good trainwreck. Right so actually drew people to PLO and they were more interested than ever in him and his life and they even seem to like his work more you know he could be one of the first American gothic authors and one of the first to kind of start the like true detective series with I think it's called murders in the rue morgue or something more grew was kind of like who done it and it was kind of the first of its kind I remember he. He's kind of what inspired me to become interested in true crime. I used to my great grandma used to watch me when I came home from school and I was. I think matter ten and she was like. Here's a book of of Edgar. Allan Poe's work go ahead read it. Okay well pretty cool though. I mean looking back on. Do I want my nine year. Old Reading about a tell tale heart where a guy murders an old man in his sleep and buries his body under the floorboards and it gets paranoia when the police please show up and confesses his art. Oh I don't look but yeah so. That's a story of Po. Re Google is ritually. It's pretty hilarious. Laureus he basically says he has no. Yeah he just really brings him a good one. That's funny. Maybe we can post. If it's not long long yeah I can post. Yeah that's so anyways that was Po- I N JAW is. I said it was going to be short but you know I'm a liar so I know you're just a liar. Liar pants pants on fire. Burning right now is a really good job at it thank you. It is hard to wrap someone entire life in like twenty minute. Yes especially when they have a big life with a lot of stories beated really really good job thank you. I'm excited for Hemingway Right Ernest. Hemingway I read a biography called Ernest Hemingway away biography by Mary. The Dearborn I also after I read it used the world history project dot org org just to kind of go over my Timeline because.
"rufus griswold" Discussed on Happy Hour Gets Weird
"But it wasn't like a Justin Bieber Situation Ernest Hemingway situation and he was was making bank. Yes he was barely making. It has some notoriety. Could be worse. Yeah so he POPs up in Philly early in eighteen. Forty any started writing for Burton's Gentleman's magazine were he actually accused longfellow plagiarism. Oh my God balls on this guy I I swear so He left Burton went to another magazine. Burton accused him drinking a job. And totally wrecking everything. Poe Pote denied it. He's been another six years in Philly bouncing around for magazine a magazine and then he came across Rufus. Griswold who would it ended up being one of Poe's biggest enemies he really pissed off what he did. A bad review is poems and there are few you would last until after was dead so it's eighteen forty five him in Virginia are Mary. Virginia's I think twenty four this time she is also sick with consumption. Oh my God to Berkeley. I told you everybody fucking died of tuberculosis in this story on. Sushi's like sickly. They live in you. Know out in the They're just about to leave Philly and they are going to move to your but back in the day they had these salon parties. Were women would gather other in the invite like poets poets and artists to come read their works or show their works while Paul was invited to salons and Tom He was seen mysterious in Erie with his Gothic poems in creepy stories. Everyone wanted to get to know but actually got close A A frequent host of these parties lady by the name of an Lynch She particularly liked Po to come to parties because he was gentlemanly. He was a southern gentleman. He was interesting but not overbearing. He was quiet infected and he started flirting with a fellow poet. You might know her. Fanny osgood freak out or Francis. Osgood she was. You'RE GONNA well off was an age but not in stature okay. She was considered considered very childlike. Very small very tiny sickly even maybe even in the first stages of tuberculosis online. At this point he wasn't attracted two children. He was to This is not a cut shot their TV. Oh my God okay so they kind of had a fling and then 'cause Virginia his wife was very sick and bedridden they had a fling and then incomes another poet By the name of Elizabeth Ellett and now in in this book it says that Ellett liked Po. Po Liked osgood. It was like this weird. Love Triangle. Ho was repulsed by L. it And then odd osgood reconciled with. Her husband had nothing to do with poem. Anyway anyways it became like the they were these flirtatious letters going back and forth the original. sexting if you will who did they draw stick figures doing it no So at one of these Salon Parties Ellett became jealous of Osgood so she told Po to give osgood her flirtatious letters. Back and Po told her to mind your own letters quote unquote hello and then Elliott. Lost her mind. Her brother got involved threatened to kill post acid. Shoot Him with a pistol if he didn't get the letters back and pope refused to give the letters back and then po went to a friend and said Hey. Can I borrow your pistol. Because let's brothers threatened to kill me because I won't give her. The letters and his friend was like Po to give her the letters and he refused to give her the letters so then he said okay. We'll just apologize and say that you were wrong in saying that there is letters. There's no letters and posts are not doing either. One forgotten argument which led to a physical fight which led to PLO getting his ass kicked because his friend was ten years younger and he really really kicked his ass. I think was drunk and on some kind of barbecue is at the time used to spike his drinks with barbituates holiday. Yeah a lot of the times he would not remember. What had it happens in? Just there's a funny quote about fights inherent I'll read it and I'm wrapping it up wrapping. So his friends said Ed Co rush toward him Mess Menacingly I throw my fist to stop him and impeded rush. Rather her than any force of mine made the extension of my arm. Abo- he grasped me while falling backward over a lounge in I on talk him the scuffle last few moments English said that he hit po in the face unintentionally badly cutting in with a heavy seal ring when he wore on his pinky the racket attracted someone in the neighboring room who separated them in lead bowl way. Po In his own account did not contradicts English version of the preliminaries but.
"rufus griswold" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Into thinks the real explanation is probably a lot simpler was the cold time of the year he'd become inebriated and then he was exposed to the elements need just never recovered from that he was taken to a hospital where he raved deliriously for a few days during one coherent stretch a doctor told him he'd do everything he could to help only said the best thing someone could do for me is to plan my brains out with a pistol he died on October seventh a Sunday nobody cared that PO died and that's that's kind of the incredible thing about pose death narrative is that he could disappear that this this writer who for us is one of the most famous writers in history one of the most well known faces in literary history could just vanish from the face of the earth almost as soon as he died a disinformation campaign started that smeared his reputation in almost every way possible and it was the work of one guy Rufus Griswold Rufus Griswold was also a writer and in fact they would cross paths over their lifetimes in the writing careers resolved was younger than PO and edited a popular anthology of American poetry poll became very interested in griz wall because he wanted to be in that collection at one point Chris Walter deprived PO to write a good review of a collection that he had assembled that's got people's the other editor of the Oxford handbook of Edgar Allen Poe who teaches at the college of Charleston and of course took the bribe but then the reviews that he published was not as completely favorable as somebody would have a right to expect if they paid you for it impose kind of delighted in this there was no love lost between him and PO and that Sandra tops an English professor at the university of British Columbia who also studies Pablo and his circle I think they had a professional relationship and they were also rivals even so so for what ever reason name degrees while his literary executor but just two days after PO died in a mature Iran in the New York Tribune pretty much the high end daily paper the open it was written by griz wall under a pseudonym and it begins Edgar.
"rufus griswold" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"It seems fitting that someone thought that that's may be how they should write about him at the end yeah but it is quite sad and it is generally accepted that like once caroline died he became very conflicted about a great many things and really couldn't quite ever get away from the path of growing kind of more bitter is he went brain which is terribly sad but yeah he's an interesting figure in and we don't hear much about him outside of just being the guy that hated po lin really he had this you know a rich life all his own is pretty much any one we would ever talk about does uh so that is rufus griswold he has the muster male forest that he well i do and it's pepi yesterday it is another wonderful holiday card that we received we've done sony beautiful ones this one is from our listeners chip and he writes dear holly and tracy i cannot tell you how much i have enjoyed stuff you missed history class in the car at home while cooking you name it your your work is always something i look forward to hearing i know you hear this all the time but truly you do excellent work is conveyors of information and your very entertaining as well the podcast of the devil's footprints of devonshire in its fabled kangaroo was so funny i've dropped a bowl of cheesecake better am i didn't even stop laughing to cleaned it up for it could five minutes i'm still avenging a band of villagers trekking across the countryside following the prince in the snow also the podcast concerning the green children of wolf it and the count of censure maim were very amusing thank you so much for what you do they of us they wanted to read it because i want to have of over to silence for his cheesecake better i'm very sad but also it's just a lovely cart and ship did a thing that i wanted to mention 'cause i keep seeing people do it lately and i love it because it's a nice hearkening back to um kind of an old fashioned form of correspondence which is that he used a wack seal this with his monogram and those are like becoming vogue again and i love it i'm glad they're were vogue again because i've had one for.
"rufus griswold" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"One more time start a thirty day trial and get your first audio book for free by going to audible dot com slash history stuff or texting history stuff to five hundred five hundred another major event happened there griswold wife in eighteen five he got married again and this time his bride was a southern woman more than a decade older than him name charlotte myers and they said their marriage vows on august 20th of eighteen fortyfive burt rufus almost immediately left charlotte allegedly there was some physical condition which rendered her quote incapable of being a wife i am needlessly curious about the how was of bihac there's a lot of speculation about it whether this was some physical abnormality that could have probably easily been corrected or if there was some other issue with it the basically it appears that the marriage was never consummated in once it was apparent that it never would be uh rufus was out all right then the two of them separated and as part of the terms charlotte kept one of chris wells daughters caroline who she had grown very fond of is other daughter emily was dropped off with relatives in new york and griswold threw himself into his work once more uh i'm not apparent but that still some sort of horrifying but they seem a little odd there is going to be some more horrifying follow up on that um his next project was the pros raiders of america in this offered something of a tense scenario for the editor because at this point edgar allan poe was they celebrated writer and there was absolutely no way that rufus griswold could exclude him from such a compilation without an fighting some pretty harsh criticism and of dismissal of the works validity so he wrote the peto and asked him to submit some pros for the anthology including in his letter quote although i have some cause of personal quarrel with you which he will easily enough remember i do not under any circumstances permit as you have repeatedly charged my private griefs to influence my judgement as a critic or its expressions i retain therefore the early formed and wellfounded favorable opinions of your works at this publication ended up earning po a great deal of praise.
"rufus griswold" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"The northeastern united states the griswold had a third child in early november eighteen forty two rufus went to new york strip is this is why for new york newborn son and in three days after he returned to philadelphia he received terrible news both caroline and the baby had died from an unknown cause this sudden loss was naturally really intense and quite harrowing for rufus griswold he returned immediately to new york and he wouldn't leave caroline's coffin for thirty hours when his friends and family begged him to rest and move away from the coffin just to get a break he and stead insisted on embracing his dead wife and his two young daughters at this point were on hand to witness all of this extreme exhibition of grief he wrote in a letter to family friend james teafields quote you knew her my friend she was my good angel she was the first to leave me from a cheerless lonely life to society she was not only the best of one live but the best of mothers alas for me i'll show i shall never more have a home to fly you in my sorrows never more comforter of my afflictions never more a partner to share in all my windows or to be a source and author of all my pleasures may god forever keep you from all such sorrow on november 11th caroline was buried in brooklyn at greenwood cemetery but rufus cried and fell across the coffin in its two so that the ceremony couldn't be concluded and eventually caroline's uncle had to pull griswold away on november 16th an anonymouslywritten poem titled five days appeared in the new york tribune this was griswold work and it walks the reader through a series of events in his life just prior to you in after the death of his wife and child and his difficulty coming to terms with the loss griswold grief continued to consume him he continued to dream that caroline was alive and that they were reunited and forty days after the funeral according to his own account rufus returned to the tomb and had the sexton open it and then went down into it and opened caroline's coffin uh he was with caroline's remains along while he actually uh allegedly fell asleep embrace.
"rufus griswold" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"I never knew and i i'm assuming that most people don't know exactly how wellregarded he was certainly at his time but even today as a a technical poet meaning someone who understands meter and rhythm and six zero and understands the form and understand the sort of illusions the allusions he's working within culturally classically his place in the poetic world because his poetry's old fashioned to our ear it is not as martyrs dickinson is not as i suppose you know crazed as booed lehrer but for what he was writing it was it was as good as anybody else you know he his exact or predecessor was byron i suppose that was the the most immediate predecessor and i wouldn't say he's as great as bayram but he certainly is technically proficient as byrom and so of his poems do rioted level over of really being genius i think i think with one thing i learned from this american masters edgar allan poe berry live show that i definitely didn't know was that his obituary that was written about him is a big part of the sort of spooky myth around him my right yes rufus griswold the reverend rufus griswold was his rival long longtime rival and bitter enemy and basically took it upon himself to right the first obituary in immediately publish it and it was a terrible but jewelry i mean just inaccurate a character assassination and that sort of was the first i guess version of history and it was hard to replace that are hard to try dri race it in people's minds i should say though there was no there is no shortage of tragedy in aground pos life i mean beginning especially early in his life.