“The scary sincerity of the unhinged whose delusions armor them against evidence.”
“thou has dived the deepest…. Where unrecorded names and navies rust, and untold hopes and anchors rot; where in her murderous hold this frigate earth is ballasted with bones of millions of the drowned.”
“Clap the darbies on me.”
“With reference to yours of the 14th ultimo”
Definition of cruft.
“He probably wouldn’t have been an open casket job even if he’d reached his natural expiration date.”
skeg: A tapering or projecting stern section of a vessel’s keel, which protects the propeller and supports the rudder. Skeg | Definition of Skeg by Lexico https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/skeg
A stanza of Poe’s “Annabel Lee,” representative of meter, word choice, and repetition for effect. See the link it its citation for the full poem. But our love it was stronger by far than the love Of those who were older than we— Of many far wiser than we— And neither the angels in Heaven …