"I looked upon the scene before me-upon the mere house...with an utter depression of soul, which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly than to the after dream of the reveler of opium. There was iciness, a sinking , and sickening of the heart" (Poe 6).
"The MS gave evidence of nervous agitation. The writer spoke of acute body illness-of a mental disorder which oppressed him-and of earnest desire to see me as his best, and personal friend"(Poe 2) .
"We have put her living into a tomb!!...I now tell you that I heard her first feeble movements in the hollow coffin...many days ago"(Poe 46).
"...but then without those doors there did stand the lofty and enshrouded figure of the lady Madeline of Usher.There was blood upon her white robes..."(Poe 47).
For a moment she remained trembling and reeling upon the threshold-then, with a low moaning cry, fell heavily inward upon the person of her brother, and in her violent and now final death agonies, bore him to the floor a corpse..." (Poe 47)
"From that chamber, and from that mansion, I fled aghast" (Poe 48).
"Suddenly there shot along the path a wild light, and I turned to see whence a gleam so unusual could have issued; for the vast house and its shadows were alone behind me" (Poe 48).
"While I gazed the fissure opened rapidly -there came a fierce breath of the whirlwind...my brained reeled as I saw the mighty walls rushing asunder...my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of the "House of Usher"(Poe 48).