I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, within the view of the melancholy House of Usher.
Upon my entrance, Usher arose from a sofa on which he had been lying at full lenth, and greeted me," I shall perish:" said he" I must perish"
At the request of Usher, I personally aided him in the arrangements for the temporary entombment.
Denny Vanhoozer Josy Pinnick
I heard them- many,many days ago- the breaking of the hermit's door, and the death cry of the dragon, and the clangor of the shield- say, rather, the rending of her coffin, and the grating of iron hinges of her prison.
From that chamber, and that mansion, I fled aghast. My brain reeled as I saw the mighty walls asunder. The deep and dank tarn at my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of "The House of Usher"