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Landor's Cottage

April 2, 2012 11:48 a.m.

Veronica Murphy reads an unusual excerpt of Edgar Allan Poe's writing, "Landor's Cottage."

Related Story: The Big Read: Shades of Poe

Transcript:

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The expanse of the green turf was relieved, here and there, by an occasional showy shrub, such as the hydrangea, or the common snowball, or the aromatic seringa; or, more frequently, by a clump of geraniums blossoming gorgeously in great varieties. These latter grew in pots, which were carefully buried in the soil, so as to give the plants the appearance of being indigenous. Besides all this, the lawn's velvet was exquisitely spotted with sheep-a considerable flock of which roamed about the vale, in company with three tamed deer, and a vast number of brilliantly-plumed ducks. A very large mastiff seemed to be in vigilant attendance upon these animals, each and all.