It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee…
-Edgar Allan Poe
Lippard wrote: as a Jounalist: The Spirit of the Times an anti-immigrant, anti-catholic newspaper of the “know nothings’ American Independence Party. (The newspaper was not in favor of the ‘enslaved” either. In 1844 Lippard published his first novel, The Ladye Annabel; or, The Doom of the Poisoner, a gothic tale of torture and the grotesque. His friend Edgar Allan Poe praised the inventive nature of the work.
Later Poe was inspired to write “Annabel Lee”.