Benjamin Fairless, president of U.S.

Even the narrator, Roderick's childhood companion, describes "a sense of insufferable gloom [which] pervaded [his] spirit" as he approached the House of Usher.

Then it would move on to the next lot, and the next, and the next.

Steel, bought up acres of nearby farmland to develop into 4,000 houses.

"It was the windows," she said.

They have not seen each other for many years, and it is only because of their past closeness and the apparent emotion in Roderick's request that convinces the narrator to make the journey.

"All the way to the floor, and made of Thermopane.

"He was enchained by certain superstitious impressions in regard to the dwelling which he tenanted, and whence for many years, he had never ventured forth...." Roderick also makes another connection between a house and a person in the poem, "The Haunted Palace." The crack in the Usher mansion which is at first barely discernible by the narrator, symbolically suggests a flaw or fundamental split in the twin personality of Roderick and Madeline, and fortells the final ruin of both family and mansion.

He would create his own city, 17,311 houses in all between Routes 1 and 13.

I tell you that she now stands without the door!"

Another set of preachers tell their congregations that God predestinated and selected, from all eternity, a certain number to be saved, and a certain number to be damned eternally. If this were true, the 'day of Judgment' IS PAST: their preaching is in vain, and they had better work at some useful calling for their livelihood.

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This doctrine, also, like the former, hath a direct tendency to demoralize mankind. Can a bad man be reformed by telling him, that if he is one of those who was decreed to be damned before he was born his reformation will do him no good; and if he was decreed to be saved, he will be saved whether he believes it or not? For this is the result of the doctrine. Such preaching and such preachers do injury to the moral world. They had better be at the plough.

The narrator is a boyhood friend of Roderick Usher.

Day after day, it published heartbreaking stories of evictions and voiced outrage over the city fathers' failures to build affordable housing.

But there was simply no room for new houses in a 7½-square-mile, aging industrial town like Trenton.

The construction took place in Hamilton and Ewing as hastily paved side streets filled up with bungalows and garden apartments.

What counts is how many can you sell for how little." Volume, volume, volume.

"And I'm a Levittowner, too," he said.

When Madeline supposedly "dies" and is placed in her coffin, the narrator notices "a striking similitude between brother and sister...." It is at this point that Roderick informs his friend that he and the Lady Madeline had been twins, and that "sympathies of a scarcely intelligible nature had always existed between them." Due to limited medical knowledge or to suit his purposes here, Poe treats Madeline and Roderick as if they were identical twins (two parts of one personality) instead of fraternal twins.

That was the key to profit for the $200 million Levittown, Pa., project.

The body would then assume a deathlike rigidity.

Interviewed by the Levittown Times, Harold Rumple marveled at his moving-day presents, courtesy of the salesmen: 3 quarts of milk, a pint of cream, a pound of butter, a dozen eggs, two loaves of bread and a certificate for a free dry-cleaning.

Less than a week later, a construction team would be hammering wood frames into place.

Said I not that my senses were acute?

Yet when they went shopping for a home, there seemed to be no sellers.

The housing shortage in Trenton was a scandal to The Trentonian, the city's brash new daily paper that served as a voice for working people and young veterans.