Title: Edgar Allan Poe: His Life, Letters, and Opinions
Author: Ingram, John H.
Publication date: London, 1880
Library: Alderman Library, University of Virginia
Call number: PS2631 .I6 1880 V.1
Submitted by: Andrew Stauffer
In the first volume of this late-nineteenth century biography of Poe, William Gordon McCabe has written the following marginal note:
“My father — Revd. Jno. Collins McCabe — who was then a young man, a contributor to the /Messenger/ & an intimate of Poe’s, once told me that he said one day to Poe — ‘Poe, Mr. White is greatly hurt at you having spoken unkindly of him.’ ‘McCabe,’ said Poe warmly, ‘I never said a word against Mr. White in my life.’ ‘Did you never say he was a fool?’ ‘Oh!,’ said Poe with a relieved air, ‘I did say that he was a d—-d fool, but Mr. White can’t object to that — every body knows it.’ W. Gordon McCabe. March 26th. 1882.”