Quote of the Day: Quoth the Poe on Mint Juleps — "Nevermore."

“Will you be so kind enough to put the best possible interpretation upon my behavior while in N-York? 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.”

– Edgar Allan Poe suffered from hangover guilt, too! And he wrote awkward apologies to his friends — or in this case his publishers — about it the next day! He really is just like us! (Virginia readers should note, UVA will be displaying this letter as part of an upcoming exhibition called “From Out That Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe.”) [Via Maud Newton]