Today's Quote of the Day on my Google page is from "Ligeia."
In beauty of face no maiden ever equaled her. It was the radiance of an opium-dream – an airy and spirit-lifting vision more wildly divine than the phantasies which hovered about the slumbering souls of the daughters of Delos.
God, I detest Poe. Take a red pencil to this, and all that would remain would be "of," "an," and "the."