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We painted and read together; or listened, as if in a dream, to the wild music he played.
The paintings which he made made me tremble, though I know not why. To tell of them is beyond the power of written
words. If ever a man painted an idea, that man was Roderick Usher.
I have spoken of that sickly condition of the senses, which made most music painful for Usher to hear. The notes he could listen to with pleasure were very few. It was this fact, perhaps, that made the music he played so different from most music. But the wild beauty of his playing could not be explained.
His chief delight was found in reading one very old book, written for some forgotten church, telling of the Watch over the Dead.
The Fall of the House of Usher