Edgar Allen Poe Overserved

Letters of Note recently featured a letter from Edgar Allen Poe to an editor apologizing for past drunken behavior and desperately asking a favor at the same time.

You must have conceived a queer idea of me – but the simple truth is that Wallace would insist upon the juleps, and I knew not what I was either doing or saying.

 David Klaus, who contributed the link, comments:

I’d hazard a guess that a lot of editors have gotten this sort of letter over the years.

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